Package Details: libfprint-git 1:0.6.0.r43.g5a7e6e0-1

Git Clone URL: https://aur.archlinux.org/libfprint-git.git (read-only)
Package Base: libfprint-git
Description: Library for fingerprint readers (patched for VFS495 and other Validity sensors using a proprietary daemon)
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: 24
Popularity: 0.771968
First Submitted: 2009-09-01 02:39
Last Updated: 2016-11-08 23:17

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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. https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=97346

SammysHP commented on 2016-11-03 22:09

Then please rename this package so that I can upload a clean libfprint-git package.

intelfx commented on 2016-11-03 21:38

@SammysHP: The patch does not introduce new dependencies, and there is no official guideline forbidding such patches. Even if there was one, I would not maintain an extra patched package because I do not own such hardware.

That said, I'll update the description to make this package easier to find.

SammysHP commented on 2016-11-03 21:17

Can you please move the patch to a separate package? libfprint-git should stay upstream.

intelfx commented on 2016-11-03 16:10

@x11tete11x: yep, the patch had a redundant #include statement that referenced a package not in depends. Fixed, please try again.

x11tete11x commented on 2016-11-03 15:50

@intelfx looks like the last fixes, broke the package :O

http://pastebin.com/Aq0BQim2

intelfx commented on 2016-11-03 13:43

@SammysHP, @parkerlreed, anyone: thanks for PKGBUILD and VFS495 patches and sorry for the latencies. Fixes applied, package updated.

SammysHP commented on 2016-11-03 11:28

Please replace "gdk-pixbuf2" dependency with "pixman" as written in the changelog:

> 2015-02-03: v0.6.0 release
>
> […]
>
> * Library:
> - Always use Pixman for image manipulation, gdk-pixbuf and ImageMagick
> are not supported any more.

Also the build() function is broken. autogen.sh does not replace configure. All options passed to autogen are useless. Here is a working PKGBUILD: https://gist.github.com/SammysHP/fad9909b4c7895b986ca40eacd522a17

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