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13.0 > System > pcsc-lite (1.5.5)

PC/SC-lite (Personal Computer/Smart Card interface)
License: BSD

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,
and others).

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
output messages.

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
/etc/rc.d/rc.pcscd start

Maintained by: LukenShiro
Keywords: pcsc,pcmcia,smart card,scard,driver
ChangeLog: pcsc-lite


Source Downloads:
pcsc-lite-1.5.5.tar.bz2 (6707e967fc8bb398a5d1b1089d4dff63)

Download SlackBuild:
pcsc-lite.tar.gz.asc (FAQ)

(the SlackBuild does not include the source)

Validated for Slackware 13.0

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