smartcard and ssh

Remco Post at
Thu Feb 8 09:21:41 CET 2007

Alex Mauer wrote:
> Remco Post wrote:
>> hmmm, more problems. I've decided that the ubuntu packages are broken.
>> I'll try again in a new release or when I gain some more patience ;-)
> Have you looked for and/or reported the bugs you found?
> It works for me pretty much "out of the box" with ubuntu/feisty, less so
> with earlier releases.
> Here are the problems I found and what I had to do to fix them:
> * gnupg was trying to use pcsc-wrapper at the wrong location (see bug
> #68047, ).
> It is installed in /usr/lib/gnupg2 rather than /usr/lib/gnupg where the
> scd is looking for it.  This can be solved either by copying the file,
> or with a symlink.  This seems to have been fixed in feisty.

ok, that's a nice one....

> * Another was that the ssh-agent support is not enabled out of the box.
>  This may be enabled by editing /etc/X11/Xsession.d/90gpg-agent and
> adding "--enable-ssh-support" in the appropriate place (around line 17).

I've made a gpg-agent.conf file to the same effect.

> *The final thing I needed to do was to install the package
> libpcsclite-dev.  This installs the symlink /usr/lib/,
> linked to /usr/lib/  Or of course, you could create
> that symlink yourself.  This also appears to have been fixed in feisty,
> though you do still need libpcsclite1 (and pcscd).

since normal gpg operations (signing) do work, this doesn't seem to be a
problem for me.

> -Alex Mauer "hawke"
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