Package Details: howdy 2.5.0-1

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: howdy
Description: Windows Hello for Linux
Upstream URL:
Keywords: hello howdy windows-hello
Licenses: MIT
Submitter: kelleymcches
Maintainer: kelleymcches (boltgolt)
Last Packager: boltgolt
Votes: 6
Popularity: 0.477689
First Submitted: 2018-06-25 05:25
Last Updated: 2019-03-02 15:32

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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.

jaysee commented on 2019-03-16 14:42

Failing to build both in and outside of a chroot.

==> Starting package()...
Collecting face_recognition
Installing collected packages: face-recognition
  The scripts face_detection and face_recognition are installed in '/build/howdy/pkg/howdy/usr/bin' which is not on PATH.
  Consider adding this directory to PATH or, if you prefer to suppress this warning, use --no-warn-script-location.
Successfully installed face-recognition-1.2.3
The --yes options to dlib's don't do anything since all these options
are on by default.  So --yes has been removed.  Do not give it to
==> ERROR: A failure occurred in package().
==> ERROR: Build failed, check /home/build/aur-builder/chroot/590961/build/build
Error executing command: makechrootpkg -c -r /home/build/aur-builder/chroot/590961

Removing '--yes USE_AVX_INSTRUCTIONS' from dlib_clone lets the build finish.

vitorrossi commented on 2019-02-04 16:04

@joeknock instructions for 2.5.0 worked flawlessly. Please update PKGBUILD

joeknock commented on 2019-01-08 19:11


Edit the package build as follows

line 4: pkgver=2.5.0

change the howdy source to <>

change the first sha256sum to "a42c278f05866a6a616e8f5dd8349e35769063a229c236e680e566c5a6580334"

change line 78 FROM: cd howdy-2.3.1

TO cd howdy-$pkgver

Please update the PKGBUILD

MrKMG commented on 2019-01-07 18:16

Anyone have a PKGBUILD for v2.5.0?

boltgolt commented on 2019-01-02 22:38

@andrej take a look at issue 70:

andrej commented on 2019-01-02 22:11

I'm getting the following API mismatch when trying to add a face. :-(

raceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/howdy", line 90, in <module>
    import cli.add
  File "/usr/lib/security/howdy/cli/", line 117, in <module>
    enc = face_recognition.face_encodings(frame)
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/face_recognition/", line 210, in face_encodings
    return [np.array(face_encoder.compute_face_descriptor(face_image, raw_landmark_set, num_jitters)) for raw_landmark_set in raw_landmarks]
  File "/usr/lib/python3.7/site-packages/face_recognition/", line 210, in <listcomp>
    return [np.array(face_encoder.compute_face_descriptor(face_image, raw_landmark_set, num_jitters)) for raw_landmark_set in raw_landmarks]
TypeError: compute_face_descriptor(): incompatible function arguments. The following argument types are supported:
    1. (self: dlib.face_recognition_model_v1, img: numpy.ndarray[(rows,cols,3),uint8], face: dlib.full_object_detection, num_jitters: int=0, padding: float=0.25) -> dlib.vector
    2. (self: dlib.face_recognition_model_v1, img: numpy.ndarray[(rows,cols,3),uint8], faces: dlib.full_object_detections, num_jitters: int=0, padding: float=0.25) -> dlib.vectors
    3. (self: dlib.face_recognition_model_v1, batch_img: List[numpy.ndarray[(rows,cols,3),uint8]], batch_faces: List[dlib.full_object_detections], num_jitters: int=0, padding: float=0.25) -> dlib.vectorss

Invoked with: <dlib.face_recognition_model_v1 object at 0x7f55613a1ae8>, array([[27, 28, 26, ..., 28, 28, 27],
       [25, 27, 26, ..., 27, 28, 27],
       [26, 28, 26, ..., 27, 27, 27],
       [31, 30, 32, ..., 29, 29, 30],
       [31, 32, 32, ..., 29, 29, 29],
       [32, 30, 32, ..., 30, 29, 29]], dtype=uint8), <dlib.full_object_detection object at 0x7f55610a3068>, 1