Package Details: howdy 2.6.1-2

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Package Base: howdy
Description: Windows Hello for Linux
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Keywords: facial-recognition hello howdy ir pam-plugin windows-hello
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: kelleymcches
Maintainer: boltgolt (kageurufu, Raymo111, xuanruiqi, komex)
Last Packager: komex
Votes: 28
Popularity: 0.97
First Submitted: 2018-06-25 05:25
Last Updated: 2021-07-30 08:42

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devinus commented on 2021-05-17 07:28

I can confirm python-opencv needs to be added as a dependency.

jiko commented on 2021-04-06 12:53

Raised PR#528 to add the python-opencv dependency.

GJRodenburg commented on 2021-04-04 21:19

opencv has split of it's python parts since opencv 4.5.2-2, they are now available as python-opencv. This will need to be included as a dependency of Howdy.

Depau commented on 2021-02-25 21:11

extra/qt5-base is missing as a dependency

renyuneyun commented on 2020-12-03 16:35

@teaper I don't feel that's the right way -- howdy already includes the dependency of python-dlib (AUR) package.

Another possible cause is that python-dlib was built against Python 3.8, while Python in Arch just upgraded to 3.9. Rebuilding and then reinstalling python-dlib will fix this.

(But interestingly, the python 3.9.0-1 package was built on 2020-10-08. I installed my system on 2020-11-10, so I'm pretty certain that python was 3.8 at that point. Probably the package directly moved from testing to extra?)

teaper commented on 2020-12-02 12:58

@noom sudo pip install dlib and sudo howdy test

renyuneyun commented on 2020-12-02 11:31

@noom It looks like a Python error message. Did you build pam-python in the same way I described in it? Apart from replacing the source with v1.0.8, I also commented out line 25, 26 & 28 (i.e. those replacing python with python2 & sphinx using sed).

noom commented on 2020-12-02 09:55

I can successfully build the package using renyuneyn intructions but howdy fails with ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'dlib'.

renyuneyun commented on 2020-11-28 11:50

As in pam-python, there doesn't seem to be a need of any Python 2 components, e.g. python2-sphinx. I replaced python2-sphinx with python-sphinx, built and installed the package. Then I configured it as described in the doc, it works as expected. Probably it's time to remove all Python 2 things.

lgaboury commented on 2020-11-14 18:17

Here is what I did to install howdy successfully.

Edit pam_python PKGBUILD as follows:

  1. In the makedepends statement change 'python2-sphinx' to 'python-sphinx'
  2. In the prepare() statement comment or remove the line

    sed -i'' 's|sphinx-build|sphinx-build2|g' doc/Makefile

Edit howdy PKGBUILD as follows:

  1. In the makedepends statement change 'python2-sphinx' to 'python-sphinx'
  2. Add 'qt5-base' to the depends statement. If you don't do this step and you're a non KDE user, you will get the following error when running 'sudo howdy add': ImportError: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory