Package Details: python-picamera 1.13-2

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Package Base: python-picamera
Description: pure Python interface to the Raspberry Pi camera module
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Licenses: BSD
Submitter: jpike
Maintainer: TrialnError
Last Packager: TrialnError
Votes: 2
Popularity: 0.000001
First Submitted: 2015-02-17 01:47
Last Updated: 2018-12-12 22:54

Latest Comments

TrialnError commented on 2019-05-29 23:04

Thanks for the info GeorgeRaven. It could be really the case, that picamera only recognizes the official supported arch (armv7h). The whole armv8h isn't really officially supported and since the last update of picamera is quite old, it maybe just cannot check against the 64bit arch.

GeorgeRaven commented on 2019-05-28 19:29

Hey TrialInError. I will attempt a pure makepkg -si (on aarch64) when I can and append the results to the end of this. However re flashing the RPi with Archlinux Arm ARMv7l (32bit RPi 3B+) instead of aarch64 ARMv8 (on the same pi) it builds fine with pikaur, and makepkg. Lastly I believe the camera may be nonfunctional on the 64 bit os at the raspbian camera specific drivers don't compile for 64 bit, but that still doesn't reveal why it is not recognized as a raspberry pi.

TrialnError commented on 2019-05-26 21:17

Hello GeorgeRaven. What happens if you use makepkg to build the package? Does it work? And how was pikaur build packages? Does it create a container, or chroot, or something else?

GeorgeRaven commented on 2019-05-25 08:23

Hey, im having the exact same issue on aarch64 raspberry pi 3B+, trying to build using pikaur -S python-picamera:

running install
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "", line 145, in <module>
  File "", line 140, in main
    cmdclass             = {'install': CustomInstallCommand},
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/setuptools/", line 145, in setup
    return distutils.core.setup(**attrs)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/distutils/", line 148, in setup
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/distutils/", line 966, in run_commands
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/distutils/", line 985, in run_command
  File "", line 111, in run
    raise ValueError('Unable to determine if this system is a Raspberry Pi')
ValueError: Unable to determine if this system is a Raspberry Pi
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
Finished with result: exit-code
Main processes terminated with: code=exited/status=4
Service runtime: 11.577s

Command 'systemd-run --pipe --wait -p DynamicUser=yes -p CacheDirectory=pikaur -E HOME=/tmp -p WorkingDirectory=/var/cache/pikaur/build/python-picamera makepkg --force' failed to execute.

TrialnError commented on 2018-12-12 22:50

How did you try to build this package? With makepkg or some wrapper like yaourt? Currently I cannot reproduce your issue so maybe the issue is something else.

greyltc commented on 2018-12-05 17:22

raise ValueError('Unable to determine if this system is a Raspberry Pi') in here any ideas?

(and yes I'm running on a raspberry pi)

pschmitt commented on 2017-03-10 07:11

A python2 version would be great. picamera does not go along well with python 3.6

jpike commented on 2015-02-27 13:30

@trishika thanks for your comment, I've updated the package now.

trishika commented on 2015-02-25 13:16

You're missing a python-setuptools as a make depends.
You should add :