python-freenect - library for accessing Kinect device -- Python bindings

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe amd64
Package name: python-freenect
Package version: 0.5.3
Package release: 1
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 146 B
Download size: 39.26 KB
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libfreenect is a cross-platform library that provides the necessary interfaces to activate, initialize, and communicate data with the Kinect hardware. Currently, the library supports access to RGB and depth video streams, motors, accelerometer and LED and provide binding in different languages (C++, Python...) This library is the low level component of the OpenKinect project which is an open community of people interested in making use of the Xbox Kinect hardware with PCs and other devices. This package provides freenect extension to use libfreenect functionality from Python and includes some demo scripts.



  • python2.7-freenect


    Source package: libfreenect

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install python-freenect deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install python-freenect


    • /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/CONTRIB
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/README
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/examples/
    • /usr/share/doc/python-freenect/examples/


    2016-01-01 - Yaroslav Halchenko <> libfreenect (1:0.5.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium * Recent upstream bugfix release * debian/{patches/deb_python_versions,rules} - adjusted to not use generic FindPython* helpers since shown to be not robust and in our case we need just a single version ATM (Closes: #809582) * debian/patches/up_donot_leak_fnusb_claim_camera_into_API to avoid leaking fnusb_claim_camera() into public library

    2015-04-29 - Yaroslav Halchenko <> libfreenect (1:0.5.2+git6-g5455843+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=medium * New upstream snapshot from v0.5.2-6-g5455843 with few fixes * Upload to unstable * Added 3 new missing symbols to .symbols file * debian/control - boosted policy compliance to 3.9.6

    2015-02-13 - Yaroslav Halchenko <> libfreenect (1:0.5.2+git2-g68073c3+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=medium * New upstream snapshot from v0.5.2-2-g68073c3 * debian/patches/add-missing-libs.patch to resolve conflict * debian/control - requires libusb >= 1.0.18 (for libusb_get_parent)

    2015-01-20 - Yaroslav Halchenko <> libfreenect (1:0.5.1+dfsg-1) experimental; urgency=medium * The latest upstream release * debian/patches - some removed, some refreshed - adjusted for which python gets selected (force to use python 2) * debian/libfreenect0.5.symbols - updated for introduced new symbols * debian/rules - no longer manual prefixing of binaries is needed, upstream provides prefixes * debian/control - -dev package depends on libusb-1.0-0-dev (Closes: #775768) * debian/copyright - updated upstream years and added missing copyright/license information (Thanks Thorsten Alteholz for the review)

    2013-11-01 - Yaroslav Halchenko <> libfreenect (1:0.2.0+dfsg-2) unstable; urgency=low * debian/patches - correct-libusb-path.patch - "reintroduced" to fix a single left-out versioned include of libusb.h . Should resolve FTBFS on kfreeebsd (Closes: #728483)

    2013-10-27 - Yaroslav Halchenko <> libfreenect (1:0.2.0+dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low * Fresh upstream release - support of newer Kinect models (Closes: #723939). Thanks Andrew Harvey for the report - packaged is actually v0.2.0-1-g5eed1f0 (i.e. 1 commit after release tag) to have correct version specified to cmake - public library API dropped some functions (retained in the source but marked as 'hidden'), SOVERSION boosted to 0.2 * debian/patches - add-missing-libs.patch and modify-fakenect-install.patch -- updated - removed (absorbed upstream): build-on-big-endian-systems-again.patch cameras-memcpy-structs-into-aligned-buffer.patch correct-libusb-search-and-include.patch remove-libusb-include-from-exported-header.patch * debian/copyright - updated to include wrappers/ruby/ffi-libfreenect copyright/license (Thanks Paul Tagliamonte for the review/report)

    2012-05-22 - Yaroslav Halchenko <> libfreenect (1:0.1.2+dfsg-6) unstable; urgency=low [ Nicolas Bourdaud ] * Make build system compatible with multiarch: - dont-postfix-to-install-libdir.patch becomes use-standard-libdir.patch * Bump debhelper compatibility level to 9. * Add multiarch support. * Remove useless section fields from debian/control. * Use dh_python2 instead of dh_pysupport. * Update manpages with keyboard shortcuts. (Closes: #663869)

    2012-03-04 - Yaroslav Halchenko <> libfreenect (1:0.1.2+dfsg-5) unstable; urgency=low [ Nicolas Bourdaud ] * Execute dh_numpy for python-freenect to fix lintian error * Bump policy version to 3.9.3 -- no changes * Update remove-libusb-include-from-exported-header.patch to fix warnings about undeclared struct timeval when using libfreenect.h