You are advised to read the release notes for the version in question before using the software.

There is no guarantee of stability or forwards-compatibility between current and future releases. There is not much user documentation either.

If you need help, ask on the mailing list.

Source releases

Source downloads can be found on freedesktop. Old source releases can be found on SourceForge and at another location on freedesktop. The Installation page details how to install from source.


The Installation page includes some troubleshooting questions applicable to all distributions.


The FPrint suite can be installed from the following PPA:


Wolfram Schlich maintains fprint ebuilds in the wschlich-testing overlay.

You can get it by invoking:

  • layman -a wschlich-testing If you have no other overlays, add following line to your make.conf:

  • PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/usr/portage/local/layman/wschlich-testing" Otherwise append "/usr/portage/local/layman/wschlich-testing" to PORTDIR_OVERLAY variable.


Georges A.K. builds OpenSuSE packages at