Package Details: fingerprint-gui 1.09-7

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Package Base: fingerprint-gui
Description: Fingerprint-based authentication, supports UPEK readers with non-free library
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Licenses: GPL
Submitter: ffjia
Maintainer: gborzi
Last Packager: gborzi
Votes: 133
Popularity: 0.015974
First Submitted: 2010-08-20 05:55 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2020-08-27 12:52 (UTC)

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FalsePerspective commented on 2022-10-20 17:56 (UTC) (edited on 2022-10-20 19:12 (UTC) by FalsePerspective)

Installing ends with these warnings:

chown: warning: '.' should be ':': ‘root.plugdev’
chown: warning: '.' should be ':': ‘root.plugdev’
chown: warning: '.' should be ':': ‘root.root’

Running fingerprint-gui 1.09 fails after:

(process:30267): libfprint-async-WARNING **: 15:19:39.037: usb_open failed, error -3

gborzi commented on 2022-04-25 01:10 (UTC)

The package already uses the only release available at so the package is not out- of date. If you want to use the latest git version it should be named fingerprint-gui-git, i.e. it would be another package.

yochananmarqos commented on 2022-04-23 23:19 (UTC)

@Hate9: Here's a PKGBUILD using RogueScholar's fork.

Hate9 commented on 2022-04-01 20:41 (UTC)

could we please switch to the actually-updated ?

gborzi commented on 2021-05-02 14:06 (UTC)

@PhotonX I too am running Manjaro on the laptop with the fingerprint reader. I've added the module only in /etc/pam.d/sudo. Perhaps you have the module in some other file under /etc/pam.d and this causes some trouble.

PhotonX commented on 2021-05-02 13:52 (UTC)

I'm running Manjaro on the machine in question (Arch on a different machine, where fingerprint-gui isn't in use), possibly it is something Manjaro specific... I also need to add that my fingerprint reader isn't being recognized so fingerprint-gui isn't fully configured, just installed. Not a big deal if the issue cannot be reproduced and fixed, since I cannot use it anyway. Just left the comment here in case somebody else stubles upon the same problem.

gborzi commented on 2021-05-02 13:24 (UTC)

@PhotonX I'm unable to reproduce the bug, on my PC pamac can install packages without problems.

PhotonX commented on 2021-05-02 11:16 (UTC)

I had problems with Pamac, couldn't install any package due to an "authentication error". Looks like fingerprint-gui messed something up in polkit:

Removing fingerprint-gui solved the Pamac problem.

lahwaacz commented on 2020-10-11 19:35 (UTC)

Note that Arch does not have a system group named plugdev, so creating it from an AUR package is an ugly hack which may break the system if you decide to uninstall the package, in which case the group gets removed regardless if other things still use it or not.

Why is it not replaced by some other group as pointed out in the upstream manual?

gborzi commented on 2020-08-27 13:02 (UTC)

I have adopted and updated the package. Now it relies on the libfprint-1 package which is libfprint version 1.0.