[Fingerforce-devel] Bug#754077: fprintd: Can only register right index finger

Pallinger Péter pallinger at dsd.sztaki.hu
Mon Jul 7 11:13:42 UTC 2014

Package: fprintd
Version: 0.4.1-5-g73edad0-3
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,
fprintd-enroll refuses take the -f option into account, so only the 
right index finger can be scanned.

Example run:

$ fprintd-enroll -f right-middle-finger
Using device /net/reactivated/Fprint/Device/0
Enrolling right index finger.

The man page seems also inconsistent, as it does not list the
-f argument in the SYNOPSYS section for fprintd-enrool, but it 
specifically mentions fprintd-enroll at the description of the
-f argument. 

There may be a fix for this upstream, I think this is a pretty
serious issue, if you really want to use fprintd for authentication,
so in case of an upstream fix, a backport seems a viable option.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.5
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.14-0.bpo.1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages fprintd depends on:
ii  dbus                   1.6.8-1+deb7u3
ii  libc6                  2.13-38+deb7u1
ii  libdbus-1-3            1.6.8-1+deb7u3
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2       0.100.2-1
ii  libfprint0             1:0.4.0-4-gdfff16f-4
ii  libglib2.0-0           2.33.12+really2.32.4-5
ii  libpolkit-gobject-1-0  0.105-3
ii  policykit-1            0.105-3

fprintd recommends no packages.

fprintd suggests no packages.

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