Thanks for responding CD... Being that I need (to use) the full features of my (AIO) printer, scanner, and copier... I need to understand what each package provides in order to install the correct one... This is Linux and my printer did not come with an installation disk (for Linux) as it did for windows... So I am in uncharted territory...I dont know if you have to make it as complex as all that. Looking at the brother site you linked it shows 2 packages, one of which you apparently need if you wish to use the full features of your AIO.
and looking at the Mint site HERE it indicates both are available and can be installed for Mint. Can't help you with any advantage of one over the other if any.
So apparently (according to you) there is no advantage of one over the other... As it appears that I need to be able to determine which one... I need to install that will provide the necessary stuff that will run the full features of my (AIO) printer, scanner, and copier...