Package Details: howdy 2.6.1-1

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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)
Last Packager: kageurufu
Votes: 11
Popularity: 0.96
First Submitted: 2018-06-25 05:25
Last Updated: 2020-09-03 16:58

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cloventt commented on 2020-09-11 03:09

Fails to install for me.

==> Installing missing dependencies...
[sudo] password for davep:
error: target not found: pam-python
error: target not found: python-dlib
error: target not found: python-face_recognition
error: target not found: python-face_recognition_models
==> ERROR: 'pacman' failed to install missing dependencies.
==> Missing dependencies:
  -> opencv
  -> hdf5
  -> pam-python
  -> python-dlib
  -> python-face_recognition
  -> python-face_recognition_models
  -> python-numpy
==> Checking buildtime dependencies...
==> ERROR: Could not resolve all dependencies.

yw662 commented on 2020-07-13 08:41

Please add qt5-base to dependency list.

archerdm commented on 2020-06-13 13:59

The KDE screenlocker (not sure about others) attempts to run howdy as a user, not root. I had to remove the "chmod 600" line from the PKGBUILD to make it to work. Not sure how big a security difference this really is, but not something I'm worried about on a home computer.

Elektro commented on 2019-11-17 10:47

Fresh install selecting python-dlib instead python-dlib-cuda

Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/howdy", line 101, in <module> import cli.test File "/usr/lib/security/howdy/cli/", line 9, in <module> import dlib ModuleNotFoundError: No module named 'dlib'

Raymo111 commented on 2019-11-15 22:38

I'm getting update errors:

error: failed to commit transaction (conflicting files)
howdy: /usr/lib/security/howdy/dlib-data/dlib_face_recognition_resnet_model_v1.dat exists in filesystem
howdy: /usr/lib/security/howdy/dlib-data/mmod_human_face_detector.dat exists in filesystem
howdy: /usr/lib/security/howdy/dlib-data/shape_predictor_5_face_landmarks.dat exists in filesystem
Errors occurred, no packages were upgraded.

Fixed by changing each cp to cp -f.

Elektro commented on 2019-10-22 20:25

I tried to install the current version and it gave me error. I also tried to install the PGKBUILD from j1simon link and it makes me again an error.

Don't know what to do.

j1simon commented on 2019-07-28 11:20

I don't understand what's going on with this package. The maintainer is the author of the program and has updated the PKGBUILD in his github ( but not here. ??

yochananmarqos commented on 2019-07-16 17:55

Why is this downloading an old version of pam-python from Sourceforge, cloning dlib from git and using Pip to install facial_recognition? Why not use python-pam from the community repo & python-face_recognition (depends on python-dlib) from the AUR?

stinobook commented on 2019-06-18 13:38

i edited the pkgbuild to the updated version, since i dont know a lot about pkgbuilds i hope everything is fine.

works for me!

jgierer12 commented on 2019-04-05 12:06

Same issue as @jaysee; I've also been able to fix it by removing --yes USE_AVX_INSTRUCTIONS.