Package Details: droidcam 1:1.8.2-1

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Package Base: droidcam
Description: A tool for using your android device as a wireless/usb webcam
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Keywords: Android webcam
Licenses: GPL
Submitter: marquicus
Maintainer: CodeXYZ (Levitating, lazerl0rd)
Last Packager: CodeXYZ
Votes: 128
Popularity: 1.09
First Submitted: 2011-06-29 20:31 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2022-02-22 20:02 (UTC)

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invidian commented on 2021-01-14 16:29 (UTC)

@hexhu I've tried building the package in Arch Linux Docker image (Dockerfile in this package repository) and things work just fine. How do you invoke package building so you hit this issue?

hexhu commented on 2021-01-14 08:48 (UTC)


==> Starting package_droidcam()...
/dev/shm/makepkg/droidcam/src/droidcam-1.7 /dev/shm/makepkg/droidcam/src
install: cannot stat '../../droidcam.desktop': No such file or directory
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package_droidcam().

for 1:1.7-1.

Please change line 55-56 of PKGBUILD to

  install -Dm644 "../${pkgbase}.desktop" "$pkgdir/usr/share/applications/${pkgbase}.desktop"
  install -Dm644 "../${pkgbase}.conf" "${pkgdir}/etc/modules-load.d/${pkgbase}.conf"

as a fix.

Also v1.7.1 has just been released, which dropped 'appindicator' (systray icon) support.

gbc921 commented on 2021-01-11 00:17 (UTC)

On my system I had to install v4l2loopback-dkms as well to be able to load the module. Not sure it is due to using linux-lts.

Is this true for anybody else?

biker commented on 2021-01-01 15:17 (UTC)

Would expect "Git Clone URL" linking to " instead of ""!?

Vertolet commented on 2020-12-15 13:13 (UTC)

For Manjaro users and anyone else having issues:

invidian commented on 2020-12-13 11:21 (UTC)

Hey @madskjeldgaard. libappindicator is marked as optional, as you may run Droidcam from CLI only. Maybe it would make sense to create a droidcam-cli or droidcam-gtk packages...

madskjeldgaard commented on 2020-12-13 10:09 (UTC)

should libappindicator be a non-optional dependency? I tried running without it and got errors so I think it is required.


cyberpunkrocker commented on 2020-12-05 10:38 (UTC)

Why droidcam-icon.png is installed in /opt ?

tioguda commented on 2020-11-08 14:27 (UTC)

I tested with v4l2loopback-dkms on my Manjaro (yes, I read the pinned comment) and I needed to change three things, remove videodev in /etc/modules-load.d/droidcam.conf, leave only v4l2loopback in place of v4l2loopback-dc (that was obvious).

The third modification is to add /etc/modprobe.d/droidcam.conf to the droidcam package, the program works without this change, but the user cannot change the resolution.

Without the above changes my system has errors to start, I'm not complaining, I'm just passing on the information, maybe it can be useful.


invidian commented on 2020-11-06 10:17 (UTC)

With 1.6 supporting both, I think it would be preferable to drop the goofy custom loopback module and just depend on the regular v4l2loopback module / package.

I updated to 1.6, but didn't add v4l2loopback support yet, as I'm not sure how to handle it yet and we discuss it with other maintainers.

In the meanwile, one can manually install v4l2loopback-dkms package, unload v4l2lookback-dc module and load v4l2loopback to try it out.