freenect - library for accessing Kinect device -- metapackage

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name freenect
Package version 0.2.0+dfsg
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 10 B
Download size 7.48 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++,
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 is the metapackage to install all components of the project.


Package Version Architecture Repository
freenect_0.5.3-1~nd80+1_amd64.deb 0.5.3 amd64 NeuroDebian Main
freenect_0.5.3-1~nd80+1_i386.deb 0.5.3 i386 NeuroDebian Main
freenect_0.2.0+dfsg-2_i386.deb 0.2.0+dfsg i386 Debian Main
freenect - - -


Name Value
libfreenect-bin -
libfreenect-dev -
libfreenect-doc -
libfreenect0.2 -


Type URL
Binary Package freenect_0.2.0+dfsg-2_amd64.deb
Source Package libfreenect

Install Howto

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




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
2012-02-12 - Yaroslav Halchenko <>
libfreenect (1:0.1.2+dfsg-4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Nicolas Bourdaud ]
* Improved the package description.
* Drop outdated libglut3-dev from Build-Depends 
* Add libfreenect-doc to the dependencies of freenect metapackage 
* Remove the paragraph about conflict with kernel module in README.Debian 
2012-02-06 - Yaroslav Halchenko <>
libfreenect (1:0.1.2+dfsg-3) experimental; urgency=low
[ Yaroslav Halchenko ]
* Adding Replaces and Breaks for -bin package (Closes: #658712)
Thanks to Andreas Beckman for the report
* Respect 'nodoc' flag in DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS
[ Nicolas Bourdaud ]
* Fix execution on ARM platforms
new patch: cameras-memcpy-structs-into-aligned-buffer.patch
* Fix build on big endian platform
new patch: build-on-big-endian-systems-again.patch
2012-02-03 - Yaroslav Halchenko <>
libfreenect (1:0.1.2+dfsg-2) experimental; urgency=low
[ Nicolas Bourdaud ]
* Move doxygen from Build-Depends-Indep to Build-Depends.
* Revert libfreenect-demos to libdevel section

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