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Optional update for thinkfinger


(Last modified: 20MAR2007)

solutions Optional update for thinkfinger SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (facc266e6c8afd64a44279754b75a5bc)

Applies to

Package: libthinkfinger
Product(s): SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 Upgrade for x86
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1 Upgrade for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Zypp-Patch-Number: 2967
Release: 20070320
Obsoletes: none


These packages are the updates for Service Pack 1 of SUSE Linux Enterprise
10. Install them to have your system at SP1 level.



Problem description

  • Avoid fingerprint device from heating up (b.n.c #259226)
  • Fix issues raised by security audit (b.n.c #234082)
  • load 'uinput' for pam_thinkfinger (b.n.c #259235)
  • Bump version to 0.3 to be align with upstream
  • Fix possible overflow in libthinkfinger (b.n.c #250609)
  • Rework the USB communication to make ThinkFinger compatible with more systems (e.g. Lenovo ThinkPad T43p, b.n.c #250608)
  • Use uinput to send a synthetic carriage return after swipe rather than killing the thread which resides in pam_prompt (b.n.c 244722, b.n.c #244719)
  • tf-tool: add parameter '--verify-user <login>' to verify against a stored biometric identification record
  • ThinkFinger 0.2.2
  • Make ThinkFinger work with most revisions of the UPEK/SGS Thomson Microelectronics fingerprint reader (b.n.c #239861)
  • install PAM configuration in %post if an unaltered version of /etc/pam.d/common-auth is being found (b.n.c #239855)
  • add 'Supplements: modalias(usb:v0483p2016d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*) (b.n.c #239855)
  • tf-tool: add parameter '--add-user <login>' to add biometric identification records which are respected by pam_thinkfinger (b.n.c #239860)
  • add man pages for 'tf-tool' and 'pam_thinkfinger' (b.n.c #242098)
  • Fate #300416: Add packages libthinkfinger and pam_thinkfinger
  • ThinkFinger 0.2
  • add pluggable authentication module
  • rename main package to 'thinkfinger': libthinkfinger is now provided by 'libthinkfinger', the pluggable authentication module comes with 'pam_thinkfinger'
  • add tf-init: helper application to initialize the USB fingerprint reader
  • move tf-tool from '/usr/bin' to '/usr/sbin'


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh libthinkfinger.rpm pam_thinkfinger.rpm thinkfinger.rpm

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