Package Details: libfprint-git 1:0.6.0.r32.g487dae0-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/libfprint-git.git (read-only)
Package Base: libfprint-git
Description: Library for fingerprint readers
Upstream URL: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/fprint/libfprint
Licenses: LGPL
Groups: fprint-git
Conflicts: libfprint
Provides: libfprint
Submitter: matthewbauer
Maintainer: intelfx
Last Packager: intelfx
Votes: 22
Popularity: 0.938326
First Submitted: 2009-09-01 02:39
Last Updated: 2016-05-10 14:41

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intelfx commented on 2016-05-10 14:42

@dreamingincode: sorry, totally missed your comment. Package is updated now.

dreamingincode commented on 2016-04-21 07:21

Please update pkgver in PKGBUILD, yaourt is notifying me of new update of this package every time, because 1:0.5.1.r13.g35e356f-1 is taken to be greater than 1:V.0.6.0.r32.g487dae0-1 (notice the "V").

Also per Arch Wiki (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/VCS_package_guidelines#The_pkgver.28.29_function):

"maintainers should favor a pkgver that makes sense. To use pkgver(), you still need to declare the pkgver variable with the most recent value."

parkerlreed commented on 2016-03-25 21:21

openssl098 currently has a pgp issue bypassed by --skipinteg

I got a package created for the userspace driver. https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/vfs495-daemon/

Not sure how easily that patch could be updated. If you are able to port that to newer libfprint, I would be happy to help test it.

intelfx commented on 2016-03-25 17:59

@parkerlreed: As I have said, this patch utilizes a proprietary user-space daemon driver which is not packaged for Arch.

If somebody packages it, then I will add the patch (provided that libfprint won't crash if the proprietary daemon is not available) and add the daemon to optdepends.

parkerlreed commented on 2016-03-25 14:34

There is a patch for VFS495 against libfprint-0.0.6

https://balintbanyasz.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/get-validity-vfs-495-fingerprint-reader-working-in-ubuntu-14-04/

@hansmaulwurf, @yaxyo: These instructions work on Arch (Use rpmextract to extract the rpm files and place the files accordingly) but you lose out on being able to use fingerprint-gui since it has to be compiled against newer libfrpint.

Here is the patch in particular http://ix.io/uXs (Patch does not apply at all on up to date libfrpint due to I assume massive code changes)

EDIT: Also to run vcsFPService executable on boot I made a systemd unit file at /etc/systemd/system/fprint.service with the contents

[Unit]
Description=Fingerprint Service

[Service]
Type=forking
ExecStart=/usr/bin/vcsFPService > /dev/null 2>&1
ExecStop=killall vcsFPService

[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target

Then just systemctl daemon-reload, systemctl enable --now fprint.service

intelfx commented on 2016-03-25 11:43

@hansmaulwurf, @yaxyo: there is no support for VFS495 in fprint, neither is there a fork which implements such support. The only way is to use a proprietary user-space daemon driver which is not packaged for arch, and I'm not willing to package it (e. g. because I do not have the necessary hardware to test it).

yaxyo commented on 2016-03-25 11:29

Hi, can you please include a patch for VFS495 Fingerprint Reader?

hansmaulwurf commented on 2015-11-30 22:33

Would it be possible to include a patch for VFS495? Like described here https://balintbanyasz.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/get-validity-vfs-495-fingerprint-reader-working-in-ubuntu-14-04/ ?

xantares commented on 2014-08-30 11:58

- no need to relaod ; udev rules are updated automatically except for already plugged devices:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/udev

- I added more rules for all supported devices from autosuspend rules

- I update the message at install

xantares commented on 2014-08-21 11:43

I guess you can try:
# udevadm control --reload-rules
Maybe a more complete udev list is needed, could you check if your device is part of .rules file ?

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