scute in Debian?

Werner Koch wk at
Thu Jan 27 12:06:02 CET 2011

On Thu, 27 Jan 2011 02:43, gniibe at said:

> Now, I am trying scute.  I found that it is not in Debian yet, and I
> couldn't find WNPP or something.  If there is no problem to package it
> for Debian, I am willing to do so.  Any opinions?

We have not done any work on Scute for quite some time.  The reason
might simply be that Scute is not really known and thus no pressure to
work on it ;-).  What scute needs is support for encryption so that it
will be able to work with Thunderbird.

Having a Debian package would be helpful to get more users.

> If I understand correctly, scute use gpg-agant+scdaemon, thus, we don't
> have this issue.

That is the idea behind Scute.  We provide a pkcs#11 driver on top of
gpg-agent and scdaemon and thus scdaemon can use exclusive excess and
thus optimize smartcard operations.  Note that scdaemon has an APDU
command to directly work with a card.  Another feature which Scute could
implement is to use on-disk keys, for example a regular gpg key.



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