Package Details: libfprint-git 1:0.7.0.r4.g69de32f-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: libfprint-git
Description: Library for fingerprint readers (patched for VFS495 and other Validity sensors using a proprietary daemon)
Upstream URL:
Licenses: LGPL
Groups: fprint-git
Conflicts: libfprint
Provides: libfprint
Submitter: matthewbauer
Maintainer: intelfx
Last Packager: intelfx
Votes: 25
Popularity: 0.472354
First Submitted: 2009-09-01 02:39
Last Updated: 2017-12-06 09:58

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SammysHP commented on 2018-03-03 10:20


autom4te is included in the autoconf package which is included in the base-devel group. This group is a requirement for building packages from the AUR. Thus it is not necessary to include this dependency in the package.

thql commented on 2018-03-03 06:45

There is a missing dependency in the package : autom4te

EDIT: or a typo, should it be automake instead?

intelfx commented on 2017-12-12 17:45

@oscar.h, @JUSHJUSH: look at the "Upstream URL" as indicated above. This is not a place to report bugs; I'm merely packaging libfprint.

JUSHJUSH commented on 2017-12-12 17:16

I have issue with VFS300 on Dell Vostro 3300 too. I can't get throught secound enroll.

oscar.h commented on 2017-06-18 12:28

Where can I report bugs with libfprint because with a VFS300 in a Dell Vostro 3500 (138a:0008) I can only get one pass when I run fprintd-enroll, and then nothing gets recognised

chris968 commented on 2017-01-24 23:06

I own a HP EliteBook 9470 with the following FingerPrint device :

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 138a:003d Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS491

I make it work with libfprint-git AND vfs495-daemon !

bpietras commented on 2016-12-14 21:47

Thank you. I tried the libprint-upstream-git first, without success.

Bus 001 Device 005: ID 138a:0007 Validity Sensors, Inc. VFS451 Fingerprint Reader

Dec 14 21:46:36 bastard fprintd[23469]: now monitoring fd 15
Dec 14 21:46:36 bastard fprintd[23469]: device 0 claim status 0
Dec 14 21:46:36 bastard fprintd[23469]: start enrollment device 0 finger 7
Dec 14 21:46:36 bastard fprintd[23469]: enroll_stage_cb: result -19
Dec 14 21:46:36 bastard kernel: fprintd[23469]: segfault at 3d4 ip 00007fce8c152231 sp 00007ffd4297c930 error 4 in[7fce8c13d000+23000]
Dec 14 21:46:36 bastard systemd[1]: Started Process Core Dump (PID 23474/UID 0).
Dec 14 21:46:36 bastard systemd[1]: fprintd.service: Main process exited, code=dumped, status=11/SEGV

Would the core be of use?

SammysHP commented on 2016-11-09 14:59

I created a package "libfprint-upstream-git" without additional patches. If you want just the code from upstream, please use that package.

intelfx commented on 2016-11-08 23:17

Patch fixed, I've rearranged the definitions so hopefully that won't happen in the future. Of course it won't be accepted by upstream at least due to license incompatibilities.

Why does that bother you so much (that you've even went as far as filing a formal orphan request)?

SammysHP commented on 2016-11-08 22:52

The patch won't apply anymore as upstream changed the code (phew, that wasn't expected). They added a driver for a Validity VFS0050 sensor. I'm not sure if there is a way to add compatibility with the devices in this patch.

Anyway, I repeat my request to remove the patch and provide a clean upstream version of libfprint. You can create a separate package just for the patched version and send the patch upstream for review, of course.

edit: Sorry, I just saw that the patch was already proposed and rejected.

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