Package Details: roger-router 2.2.1-1

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Package Base: roger-router
Description: Journal, Fax-Software and Call-Monitor for AVM FRITZ!Box or compatible
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Keywords: fax fritzbox router
Licenses: GPL2
Conflicts: roger, rogerrouter
Provides: roger=2.2.1, rogerrouter=2.2.1
Submitter: phw
Maintainer: sgar
Last Packager: sgar
Votes: 18
Popularity: 1.06
First Submitted: 2013-10-21 08:49
Last Updated: 2020-10-27 19:15

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phw commented on 2019-05-28 08:33

I have finally updated the package to 2.1.0. It was a bit of a PITA, since it requires older versions of gssdp and gupnp, but those are in the AUR now, too.

Fax printer setup is greatly simplified in Roger Router 2, you just need to run:

lpadmin -p Roger-Router-Fax -m drv:///sample.drv/generic.ppd -v socket://localhost:9100/ -E -o PageSize=A4

No need to fiddle with groups or spooling device anymore.

Apart from that I am actually looking for someone who is willing to co-maintain this package with me. The last months made it clear that I lack the time to do bigger updates, and the changes with Roger Router 2 are quite significant. Also upstream, understandible, is focusing on the Flatpak distribution, hence build requirements and build procedure are no longer as clearly documented. For now I think this PKGBUILD is fine, but there could be some tuning in regards to what dependencies are really needed on runtime.

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phw commented on 2017-11-26 17:04

@satriani: The usermod definitely not, that is modifying the user doing the packaging or install, depending where you place it. That's not the business of the package installation to decide which user goes into which group.

Creating the printer might be a little bit different, but given Arch packages in general let the user control the installation I don't like this idea either. The install script already outputs messages about both those things and the users can take action if they want to use the fax printer.

satriani commented on 2017-11-24 22:26

I have a few suggestions for you. Please add the following commands into PKGBUILD

usermod -a -G lp $USER
lpadmin -p "Roger-Fax" -E -v roger-cups:/ -P /usr/share/cups/model/roger-fax.ppd

phw commented on 2017-09-20 11:22

@sgar: There is already a comment about lp group. Is fax group needed, too? Have to check.

sgar commented on 2017-09-19 14:24

would be nice to add a comment "add user to groups 'fax' and 'lp' and create those groups if they dont exist.."

phw commented on 2017-04-04 12:06

@mozon: See the comment by TNC; they changed the download URL. Will update the package soon

mozon commented on 2017-04-04 11:17

Installation is not possible.

curl: (22) The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found
==> FEHLER: Fehler beim Download von
Breche ab...
==> FEHLER:Makepkg konnte roger-router nicht erstellen.

Any suggestions ?

TNC commented on 2017-04-03 08:29

The link seems to have changed into:$pkgname-$pkgver.tar.xz

phw commented on 2016-12-05 07:21

Important notes:

  • If you have libsecret installed it is recommended that you also install a compatible keyring application such as gnome-keyring. As an alternative you can use Roger Router's built-in "Simple password" storage, which can be configured in the settings under Advanced -> Security.

  • To use the printer follow the post install messages, basically run:

    lpadmin -p "Roger-Router-Fax" -E -v roger-cups:/ -P /usr/share/cups/model/roger-fax.ppd
    gpasswd --add [username] lp
  • If you build roger-router inside a chroot environment and want to make sure you build it with support for all optional dependencies edit the PKGBUILD and uncomment the makedepends line with all build dependencies added.

tsuflux commented on 2016-11-30 10:12

@phw, thank you for your quick answer. I haven't noticed the configurable password option. Seems like it is simply an upstream bug that "GNOME Keyring" is selected by default (even though it is not always installed) and the wizard fails without an informative error message or the option to use "Simple password" instead.

phw commented on 2016-11-30 07:21

@tsuflux: I don't know what you mean with "same issue as tuxflo"? gnome-keyring is definitely not a hard requirement, as you said you can use any service implementing org.freedesktop.secrets. And even libsecret is not a hard requirement, you can happily run roger router without it, just it won't be possible to store passwords in e.g. gnome-keyring then. Have a look at the settings under Advanced -> Security. Without libsecret you will only have "Simple password" as a password storage option.