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

Property Value
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.


Package Version Architecture Repository
pcscd_1.8.4-1+deb7u2_amd64.deb 1.8.4 amd64 Debian Security Updates Main
pcscd_1.8.4-1+deb7u2_i386.deb 1.8.4 i386 Debian Security Updates Main
pcscd_1.8.4-1+deb7u1_i386.deb 1.8.4 i386 Debian Main
pcscd - - -


Name Value
adduser -
libc6 >= 2.8
libccid >= 1.4.1~
libpcsclite1 = 1.8.4-1+deb7u1
libudev0 >= 146
lsb-base >= 3.0-6
pcsc-ifd-handler -


Type URL
Binary Package pcscd_1.8.4-1+deb7u1_amd64.deb
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




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
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
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

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