Package Details: howdy 2.5.0-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: howdy
Description: Windows Hello for Linux
Upstream URL:
Keywords: hello howdy windows-hello
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: kelleymcches
Maintainer: kelleymcches (boltgolt)
Last Packager: boltgolt
Votes: 5
Popularity: 1.516290
First Submitted: 2018-06-25 05:25
Last Updated: 2019-03-02 15:32

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stinobook commented on 2019-06-18 13:38

i edited the pkgbuild to the updated version, since i dont know a lot about pkgbuilds i hope everything is fine.

works for me!

jgierer12 commented on 2019-04-05 12:06

Same issue as @jaysee; I've also been able to fix it by removing --yes USE_AVX_INSTRUCTIONS.

jaysee commented on 2019-03-16 14:42

Failing to build both in and outside of a chroot.

==> Starting package()...
Collecting face_recognition
Installing collected packages: face-recognition
  The scripts face_detection and face_recognition are installed in '/build/howdy/pkg/howdy/usr/bin' which is not on PATH.
  Consider adding this directory to PATH or, if you prefer to suppress this warning, use --no-warn-script-location.
Successfully installed face-recognition-1.2.3
The --yes options to dlib's don't do anything since all these options
are on by default.  So --yes has been removed.  Do not give it to
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
==> ERROR: Build failed, check /home/build/aur-builder/chroot/590961/build/build
Error executing command: makechrootpkg -c -r /home/build/aur-builder/chroot/590961

Removing '--yes USE_AVX_INSTRUCTIONS' from dlib_clone lets the build finish.

vitorrossi commented on 2019-02-04 16:04

@joeknock instructions for 2.5.0 worked flawlessly. Please update PKGBUILD

joeknock commented on 2019-01-08 19:11


Edit the package build as follows

line 4: pkgver=2.5.0

change the howdy source to <>

change the first sha256sum to "a42c278f05866a6a616e8f5dd8349e35769063a229c236e680e566c5a6580334"

change line 78 FROM: cd howdy-2.3.1

TO cd howdy-$pkgver

Please update the PKGBUILD

MrKMG commented on 2019-01-07 18:16

Anyone have a PKGBUILD for v2.5.0?

boltgolt commented on 2019-01-02 22:38

@andrej take a look at issue 70:

andrej commented on 2019-01-02 22:11

I'm getting the following API mismatch when trying to add a face. :-(

raceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/howdy", line 90, in <module>
    import cli.add
  File "/usr/lib/security/howdy/cli/", line 117, in <module>
    enc = face_recognition.face_encodings(frame)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/face_recognition/", line 210, in face_encodings
    return [np.array(face_encoder.compute_face_descriptor(face_image, raw_landmark_set, num_jitters)) for raw_landmark_set in raw_landmarks]
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/face_recognition/", line 210, in <listcomp>
    return [np.array(face_encoder.compute_face_descriptor(face_image, raw_landmark_set, num_jitters)) for raw_landmark_set in raw_landmarks]
TypeError: compute_face_descriptor(): incompatible function arguments. The following argument types are supported:
    1. (self: dlib.face_recognition_model_v1, img: numpy.ndarray[(rows,cols,3),uint8], face: dlib.full_object_detection, num_jitters: int=0, padding: float=0.25) -> dlib.vector
    2. (self: dlib.face_recognition_model_v1, img: numpy.ndarray[(rows,cols,3),uint8], faces: dlib.full_object_detections, num_jitters: int=0, padding: float=0.25) -> dlib.vectors
    3. (self: dlib.face_recognition_model_v1, batch_img: List[numpy.ndarray[(rows,cols,3),uint8]], batch_faces: List[dlib.full_object_detections], num_jitters: int=0, padding: float=0.25) -> dlib.vectorss

Invoked with: <dlib.face_recognition_model_v1 object at 0x7f55613a1ae8>, array([[27, 28, 26, ..., 28, 28, 27],
       [25, 27, 26, ..., 27, 28, 27],
       [26, 28, 26, ..., 27, 27, 27],
       [31, 30, 32, ..., 29, 29, 30],
       [31, 32, 32, ..., 29, 29, 29],
       [32, 30, 32, ..., 30, 29, 29]], dtype=uint8), <dlib.full_object_detection object at 0x7f55610a3068>, 1

donpicoro commented on 2018-12-02 17:26

Interesting... I did try removing those 3 lines

diff --git a/PKGBUILD b/PKGBUILD
index 1835294..e466245 100644
@@ -46,10 +46,10 @@ prepare() {
        patch -p1 < ../pam-python-1.0.6-fedora.patch
        patch -p1 < ../pam-python-1.0.6-gcc8.patch

-       # Doing some fixes for pam-python so that it can compile
-       sudo pkgfile -u
-       sudo pkgfile /usr/include/sys/cdefs.h core/glibc
-       cd ..
+       ## Doing some fixes for pam-python so that it can compile
+       #sudo pkgfile -u
+       #sudo pkgfile /usr/include/sys/cdefs.h core/glibc
+       #cd ..
 build() {
        # Building pam-python

and it compiles without a hitch. Care to try it?

kelleymcches commented on 2018-11-25 06:33

I had to use pkgfile to make the build succeed. This is my first PKGBUILD and if you know of a way to do it without sudo or just not do it, please let me know. The build WILL fail though if you remove that line, you can try it and see