Question about getting started with PGP and smart cards

Antoine Michard antoine.michard at
Sat Feb 27 18:38:26 CET 2016

I've try, on Fedora 23 I can't use my USB smartcard reader without PCSC

This package are needed: pcsc-lite pcsc-lite-ccid pcsc-tools

Antoine Michard
GPG Key: 0xF5C9E7CD0882B381

Le 27/02/2016 18:14, Peter Lebbing a écrit :
> On 27/02/16 17:58, Antoine Michard wrote:
>> But on Linux is not so easy. You have to install all needed depencies for the
>> reader (pcscd)
> I should note that pcscd is not needed for the readers I mentioned in my reply,
> since they are well supported through the builtin driver of scdaemon (and GnuPG
> 1.4).
> In fact, installing pcscd will make it more difficult to use. I suggest to only
> use pcscd for readers that are not natively supported by GnuPG, unless you have
> specific needs (usually when you want to use smartcards for more things than GnuPG).
>> and sometimes Gnome Keyring will make harder to make it work [5].
> Heck, yeah.
> HTH,
> Peter.

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