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

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package filename python-freenect_0.5.3-1build1_i386.deb
Package name python-freenect
Package version 0.5.3
Package release 1build1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category universe/python
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 42.32 KB
Installed size 171.00 KB
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++,
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
python-freenect_0.5.3-1build1_amd64.deb 0.5.3 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
python-freenect - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libfreenect0.5 = 1:0.5.3-1build1
python >= 2.7
python << 2.8
python-numpy >= 1:1.13.1
python-numpy-abi9 -


Name Value
python2.7-freenect -


Type URL
Binary Package python-freenect_0.5.3-1build1_i386.deb
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




2018-04-03 - Balint Reczey <>
libfreenect (1:0.5.3-1build1) bionic; urgency=high
* No change rebuild to pick up -fPIE compiler default
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
* 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):
* 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

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