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Old 02-24-2013, 11:01 PM   #1
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Installing software from github


So today fprint support for my model of fingerprint scanner was added to the fprint repo on github, meaning I will finally be able to use my scanner! There is just one minor problem: I do not have the slightest clue how to install software from github!
Does anyone know how to accomplish this, or even a link where I can find detailed instructions?
Here is a link to the repo: https://github.com/maffmeier/fprint_vfs5011
 
Old 02-25-2013, 02:51 AM   #2
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there are a few ways

on this particular link
There is a button to click on called " zip"
that will give you a zipped up archive

then build the source

or
the terminal
Code:
git clone git://github.com/maffmeier/fprint_vfs5011.git
 
Old 02-25-2013, 04:33 AM   #3
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The "zip" works https://nodeload.github.com/maffmeie...011/zip/master

Please unzip, and : $ cd fprint_vfs5011-master/ && ./configure
$ make && sudo make install

There is at least one bug : Asks for crypto.pc .
Default is /usr/lib/pkgconfig/libcrypto.pc .

Which version of Ubuntu are you using ?

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:13 AM   #4
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The "zip" works https://nodeload.github.com/maffmeie...011/zip/master

Please unzip, and : $ cd fprint_vfs5011-master/ && ./configure
$ make && sudo make install

There is at least one bug : Asks for crypto.pc .
Default is /usr/lib/pkgconfig/libcrypto.pc .

Which version of Ubuntu are you using ?

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I am on 12.04.2
I assume these commands will actually build the package & install it for me? If not, please give further details as I have never built from source before.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 07:18 AM   #5
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The "zip" works https://nodeload.github.com/maffmeie...011/zip/master

Please unzip, and : $ cd fprint_vfs5011-master/ && ./configure
$ make && sudo make install

There is at least one bug : Asks for crypto.pc .
Default is /usr/lib/pkgconfig/libcrypto.pc .

Which version of Ubuntu are you using ?

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After running these commands, I got this readout:
Code:
checking for LIBUSB... no
configure: error: Package requirements (libusb-1.0 >= 0.9.1) were not met:

No package 'libusb-1.0' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables LIBUSB_CFLAGS
and LIBUSB_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.
But according to synaptic, the package libusb-1.0.0 IS installed. I tried reinstalling, but no luck there.

Last edited by linuxPCplus; 02-25-2013 at 07:20 AM.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 08:37 AM   #6
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No package 'libusb-1.0' found
That's also about a <package-config-file> : libusb-1.0.pc .
( /usr/lib/<arch>-linux-gnu/pkgconfig/libusb-1.0.pc ).

Prerequisites for fprint : $ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install install libusb-1.0.0-dev libnss3-dev libglib2.0-dev

( 'fprint' / Ubuntu 12.04 refuses to recognize libssl-dev : "crypto.pc / libcrypto.pc",
we can use the alternative libnss* instead.)

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:48 AM   #7
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... By the way : Did you try installing fprint from "Ubuntu Software Center" ?

Or : sudo apt-get install fprint-demo
( libfprint0 gets installed too, as a dependency.)


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... By the way : Did you try installing fprint from "Ubuntu Software Center" ?

Or : sudo apt-get install fprint-demo
( libfprint0 gets installed too, as a dependency.)


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Well, I had installed it through synaptic, but the problem is that support for my device was just added yesterday & the version currently available in the Ubuntu repos is too old to have this support.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 09:15 AM   #9
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That's also about a <package-config-file> : libusb-1.0.pc .
( /usr/lib/<arch>-linux-gnu/pkgconfig/libusb-1.0.pc ).

Prerequisites for fprint : $ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install install libusb-1.0.0-dev libnss3-dev libglib2.0-dev

( 'fprint' / Ubuntu 12.04 refuses to recognize libssl-dev : "crypto.pc / libcrypto.pc",
we can use the alternative libnss* instead.)

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Ok, so I got past the earlier errors, but now get this error when i try to run the configure command:
configure: error: gdk-pixbuf or ImageMagick is required for imaging support

but image-magick is installed.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 09:58 AM   #10
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You need to install the development packages if you want to compile software, on Debian based systems these usually end with -dev, like libusb-1.0.0-dev in the example above. Check if you have those installed.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 10:29 AM   #11
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You need to install the development packages if you want to compile software, on Debian based systems these usually end with -dev, like libusb-1.0.0-dev in the example above. Check if you have those installed.
Yes, all of the packages you mentioned, including dev files are installed. But the imagemagick error persists.
 
Old 02-25-2013, 11:31 AM   #12
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Development package names :


libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev , libmagickcore-dev , libmagickwand-dev
 
Old 02-25-2013, 12:17 PM   #13
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Development package names :


libgdk-pixbuf2.0-dev , libmagickcore-dev , libmagickwand-dev
Actually, I already got it. Had to reinstall libfprint0
Thanks for all the help!
 
  


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