PC/SC-lite (Personal Computer/Smart Card interface)
This is a middleware to access a smart card using SCard API (PC/SC) Its purpose
is to provide a Windows(R) SCard interface in a very small form factor for
communicating to smart cards and readers.
It is compiled with --enable-usbdropdir=<libdir>/pcsc/drivers
This will be the destination directory for usb readers' drivers (ccid, cardman,
NOTE: drivers are not included and must be compiled and installed separately.
See DRIVERS file in pcsc-lite's doc directory for more information on getting
and installing specific drivers.
For serial and pcmcia readers only, it is necessary to edit files in
/etc/reader.conf.d/ and run "/usr/sbin/update-reader.conf".
Compiling with "DEBUGATR=1 ./pcsc-lite.SlackBuild" enables ATR parsing debug
Compiling with "APIDOC=1 ./pcsc-lite.SlackBuild" produces API .pdf
documentation (mainly intended for developers).
pcsc-lite uses libusb for smart-card reader's detection. If you want to
avoid usb polling (according to upstream's advice), you can compile with
"HALD=1 ./pcsc-lite.SlackBuild" in order to use libhal for detecting your
To start PC/SC-lite daemon, run "/etc/rc.d/rc.pcscd start".
For pcmcia readers, this daemon should be started after rc.pcmcia - this is
most easily accomplished by adding the following to /etc/rc.d/rc.local:
if [ -x /etc/rc.d/rc.pcscd ]; then
Maintained by: LukenShiro
Approved by: dsomero
Keywords: pcsc,pcmcia,smart card,scard,driver
(the SlackBuild does not include the source)