Package Details: fprintd-vfs_proprietary 0.8.1-1

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Package Base: fprintd-vfs_proprietary
Description: D-Bus service to access fingerprint readers, modified for the vfs_proprietary plugin
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Licenses: GPL
Groups: fprint
Conflicts: fprintd
Submitter: xavery
Maintainer: xavery
Last Packager: xavery
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.722507
First Submitted: 2019-01-27 16:41
Last Updated: 2019-01-27 16:41

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xavery commented on 2019-06-09 15:40

@SysGhost : there have been no changes to the upstream fprintd package in the meantime, with last changes being made on 18 November 2018 (, which is before this package was even created.

I cannot reproduce the error, which is due to gtkdocize missing on your system. This is weird, since the gtkdocize program is available in the gtk-doc package, which is listed as a make dependency and thus must be installed if you want to build this package.

Removing out-of-date flag.

SysGhost commented on 2019-06-07 10:25

PKGBUILD file need changes according to upstream changes.

Cloning into 'fprintd'... done. Switched to a new branch 'makepkg' ==> Starting prepare()... patching file data/ ~/.cache/pacaur/fprintd-vfs_proprietary/src/fprintd ~/.cache/pacaur/fprintd-vfs_proprietary/src/fprintd Copying file po/

Please add the files codeset.m4 gettext.m4 glibc21.m4 iconv.m4 isc-posix.m4 lcmessage.m4 progtest.m4 from the /usr/share/aclocal directory to your autoconf macro directory or directly to your aclocal.m4 file. You will also need config.guess and config.sub, which you can get from

./ line 11: gtkdocize: command not found ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare(). Aborting... :: failed to verify integrity or prepare fprintd-vfs_proprietary package

xavery commented on 2019-05-21 18:36

@cheeseypi : Sorry, can't reproduce. The errors look really weird, though - Arch doesn't have x86_64-linux-gnu subfolders in its /usr/lib. Something like that is done by Debian AFAIR, so perhaps the configure script somehow was led into thinking it's running on Debian? Or maybe a third-party package modified some pkg-config files which describe the build flags and library files used by ImageMagick? I really have no idea.

cheeseypi commented on 2019-05-01 17:30

Getting error on build:

/usr/bin/grep: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ No such file or directory

/usr/bin/sed: can't read /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ No such file or directory

libtool: error: '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/' is not a valid libtool archive

What can I do to fix this? Is there an unlisted dependency or something? I have extra/libmagick6 and extra/libmagick installed.

UPDATE May 3rd: I was able to "solve" this issue by building the package in a docker container and installing the result. Still don't know what went wrong.

xavery commented on 2019-02-28 15:58

@JoaoMachado : patch updated, please rebuild the libfprint-vfs_proprietary-git package.

JoaoMachado commented on 2019-02-28 04:55

I am trying to install this package but I get the following error? Any work arounds? Manjaro Cinnamon Dektop (Latest versions) My laptop has (138a:003f Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS495 Fingerprint Reader)

Preparing... Cloning fprintd-vfs_proprietary build files... Checking fprintd-vfs_proprietary dependencies... Cloning libfprint-vfs_proprietary-git build files... Checking libfprint-vfs_proprietary-git dependencies... Building libfprint-vfs_proprietary-git... ==> Making package: libfprint-vfs_proprietary-git r15.685bc48-2 (Wed 27 Feb 2019 12:07:02 PM PST) ==> Checking runtime dependencies... ==> Checking buildtime dependencies... ==> Retrieving sources... -> Updating libfprint-vfs_proprietary-driver git repo... Fetching origin -> Found build-vfs_proprietary.patch ==> Validating source files with md5sums... libfprint-vfs_proprietary-driver ... Skipped build-vfs_proprietary.patch ... Passed ==> Removing existing $srcdir/ directory... ==> Extracting sources... -> Creating working copy of libfprint-vfs_proprietary-driver git repo... Cloning into 'libfprint-vfs_proprietary-driver'... done. ==> Starting prepare()... Submodule 'libfprint' ( registered for path 'libfprint' Cloning into '/var/tmp/pamac-build-joao/libfprint-vfs_proprietary-git/src/libfprint-vfs_proprietary-driver/libfprint'... Submodule path 'libfprint': checked out '1abe213844b28fd8afc28eb072fd569f0f72d7f1' patching file libfprint/ Hunk #1 FAILED at 142. Hunk #2 succeeded at 180 (offset 17 lines). 1 out of 2 hunks FAILED -- saving rejects to file libfprint/ patching file ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare(). Aborting...