Pin fails with svn & ssh & gnupg-agent & smartcard.

Guillaume Yziquel guillaume.yziquel at
Sat Jul 14 05:00:09 CEST 2007

Werner Koch a écrit :
> On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 22:21, guillaume.yziquel at said:
> With the internal driver (i.e. without pcscd running) everything works.
> pcscd has sometimes problem for long runnging operations like key
> generation.

Well, I followed the following howto:

and it now works fine. Quite stable.

A few comments on the howto:

  - This howto is not really the first thing that pops up when you
search for things on the smartcard, unfortunately.

  - poldi's documentation is rather hard to find on the web. For now, I
found it only in the source of the poldi, and in the the source itself
was not that easy to find. It's here:

  - in gpg-agent.conf, the line write-env-file
/home/tyrael/.gpg-agent-info may perhaps work on Ubuntu, but on my
Debian distribution, with a rather standard setup, this file looks more
like ~/.gnupg/.gpg-agent-info-<hostname>.

  - there's a confusion between the documentation of poldi and the
output of gpg --card-status concerning the expressions "serial number"
and "application ID". The wording should be consistent in order to avoid

Glad to have it working and stable,

Guillaume Yziquel.

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