pcscd - Middleware to access a smart card using PC/SC (daemon side)

Distribution: Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository: Debian Main amd64
Package name: pcscd
Package version: 1.8.4
Package release: 1+deb7u1
Package architecture: amd64
Package type: deb
Installed size: 222 B
Download size: 95.12 KB
Official Mirror: ftp.br.debian.org
The purpose of PC/SC Lite is to provide a Windows(R) SCard interface in a very small form factor for communicating to smart cards and smart cards readers. The PC/SC daemon is used to dynamically allocate/deallocate reader drivers at runtime and manage connections to the readers.



    Source package: pcsc-lite

    Install Howto

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


    • /etc/init.d/pcscd
    • /lib/systemd/system/pcscd.service
    • /lib/systemd/system/pcscd.socket
    • /usr/sbin/pcscd
    • /usr/share/doc/pcscd/DRIVERS
    • /usr/share/doc/pcscd/README.Debian
    • /usr/share/doc/pcscd/README.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/pcscd/SECURITY
    • /usr/share/doc/pcscd/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/pcscd/changelog.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/pcscd/copyright
    • /usr/share/man/man5/reader.conf.5.gz
    • /usr/share/man/man8/pcscd.8.gz


    2013-05-11 - Ludovic Rousseau <rousseau@debian.org> pcsc-lite (1.8.4-1+deb7u1) wheezy; urgency=low * Fix "failed upgrade squeeze -> wheezy" by removing addgroup call (Closes: #707756) The pcscd group was instroduced in pcsc-lite 1.6.0 no more used since pcsc-lite 1.8.0 * Correctly check systemd is running (backport from change in 1.8.8-3) * debian/patches/{readerfactory,winscard_clnt}: two important fixes from upstream newer versions.

    2012-06-26 - Ludovic Rousseau <rousseau@debian.org> pcsc-lite (1.8.4-1) unstable; urgency=high * New upstream release * urgency set to high since this version of pcsc-lite fixes the Alioth bug [#313684] "Reader name too long" error and need to be in wheezy before the freeze.

    2012-05-06 - Ludovic Rousseau <rousseau@debian.org> pcsc-lite (1.8.3-3) unstable; urgency=low * rebuild for multi-arch. See bug #647522

    2012-03-31 - Ludovic Rousseau <rousseau@debian.org> pcsc-lite (1.8.3-2) unstable; urgency=low * Fix "invoke-rc.d pcscd start starts the daemon again if allready running" do not remove /var/run/pcscd/ if already present (Closes: #666465)

    2012-03-30 - Ludovic Rousseau <rousseau@debian.org> pcsc-lite (1.8.3-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release * Fix "fails to start if config directory contains subdirectories" fixed upstream (Closes: #658322) * debian/control: Standards-Version: 3.9.2 -> 3.9.3. No change needed. * Add Build-Depends: dpkg-dev (>= 1.16.1~) so that dpkg-buildflags supports --export=configure as we use it in debian/rules. This is needed to easily packport the package. Thanks to Jean-Michel Pouré for the bug report. * Add multi-arch support. (LP: #949912)

    2012-01-18 - Ludovic Rousseau <rousseau@debian.org> pcsc-lite (1.8.2-1) unstable; urgency=low * New upstream release * Fix "Please enabled hardened build flags" by using $(shell dpkg-buildflags --export=configure) as a ./configure argument (Closes: #656273) * Fix "please package libpcsclite debug symbols" by providing a new package libpcsclite-dbg (Closes: #655915) * Fix "please package pcsc-spy.py tool" by installing pcsc-spy in /usr/bin/ from package libpcsclite-dev (Closes: #655756)

    2011-12-15 - Ludovic Rousseau <rousseau@debian.org> pcsc-lite (1.8.1-5) unstable; urgency=low * Fix "[pcscd] unusable due to typo in init.d-script" Correctly set the access rights of /var/run/pcscd (Closes: #652236)

    2011-12-03 - Ludovic Rousseau <rousseau@debian.org> pcsc-lite (1.8.1-4) unstable; urgency=low * If systemd is used then do not start pcscd at boot but on demand http://ludovicrousseau.blogspot.com/2011/11/pcscd-auto-start-using-systemd.html

    2011-11-29 - Ludovic Rousseau <rousseau@debian.org> pcsc-lite (1.8.1-3) unstable; urgency=low * debian/{control,rules}: do not Build-Depends: on systemd but use --with-systemdsystemunitdir=/lib/systemd/system instead Fix "Not building on !linux architectures" (Closes: #650251)

    2011-11-27 - Ludovic Rousseau <rousseau@debian.org> pcsc-lite (1.8.1-2) unstable; urgency=low * debian/pcscd.postinst: Fix "Fails to configure" check that systemd is installed _and_ running (Closes: #650174) * debian/control: Add Build-Depends: systemd since the ./configure script uses pkg-config --variable=systemdsystemunitdir systemd