scdaemon - GNU privacy guard - smart card support

Distribution: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository: Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name: scdaemon
Package version: 2.1.11
Package release: 6ubuntu2
Package architecture: i386
Package type: deb
Installed size: 481 B
Download size: 181.92 KB
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GnuPG is GNU's tool for secure communication and data storage. It can be used to encrypt data and to create digital signatures. It includes an advanced key management facility and is compliant with the proposed OpenPGP Internet standard as described in RFC4880. This package contains the smart card program scdaemon, which is used by gnupg-agent to access OpenPGP smart cards.



  • gpgsm << 2.0.18-2


    Source package: gnupg2

    Install Howto

    1. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    2. Install scdaemon deb package:
      # sudo apt-get install scdaemon


    • /usr/lib/gnupg2/scdaemon
    • /usr/share/doc/scdaemon/changelog.Debian.gz
    • /usr/share/doc/scdaemon/copyright
    • /usr/share/doc/scdaemon/examples/scd-event
    • /usr/share/man/man1/scdaemon.1.gz


    2016-04-08 - Dimitri John Ledkov <> gnupg2 (2.1.11-6ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium * Fix upstart user-session integration with new pinentry: - restart gpg-agent, once dbus is started, such that agent has DBUS session environemnt set and can connect to the pinentry-gnome3 Closes: #790316 Closes: #795368 LP: #1566928 - use gpgconf to launch/kill gpg-agent and to check settings

    2016-03-30 - Mario Limonciello <> gnupg2 (2.1.11-6ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium * Adds support for --pinentry= argument for gpgme1.0 (LP: #1564234) * Merge with debian, remaining changes: - Add udev rules to give gpg access to some smartcard readers; Debian #543217. - debian/gnupg2.udev: udev rules to set ACLs on SCM smartcard readers. - Add upstart user job for gpg-agent. * Dropped no longer applicable changes in merge: - Drop sh prefix from openpgp test environment as it leads to exec invocations of sh /bin/bash leading to syntax errors from sh. Fixes FTBFS detected in Ubuntu saucy archive rebuild. - debian/control: drop dirmngr to Suggests as it is in universe. - gcc5-fix.patch: add upstream fix for an optimization issue when compiling with gcc 5.

    2016-03-01 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> gnupg2 (2.1.11-6) unstable; urgency=medium * avoid FTBFS with patch from upstream (Closes: #814842) * bumped standards-version to 3.9.7 (no changes needed)

    2016-02-04 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> gnupg2 (2.1.11-5) unstable; urgency=medium * taking over gpgv-udeb from gnupg 1.4 packaging * debian/control: use secure transport for Vcs-* and Homepage

    2016-02-03 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> gnupg2 (2.1.11-4) unstable; urgency=medium * disable gpgtar, since it is causing unpredictable testsuite failures and we don't ship it anyway.

    2016-01-28 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> gnupg2 (2.1.11-3) unstable; urgency=medium * trying again to get a proper dump of the gpgtar.test.log. sigh.

    2016-01-28 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> gnupg2 (2.1.11-2) unstable; urgency=medium * added temporary hook to view failing gpgtar test output on build daemons since i can't replicate the failures on my own build systems.

    2016-01-25 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> gnupg2 (2.1.11-1) unstable; urgency=medium * new upstream release - drops buggy attempt to detect duplicate keys (Closes: #807819) * removed -dbg package, since we have automatic -dbgsym packages now * removed undocumented gpgkey2ssh; use gpg --export-ssh-key instead

    2015-12-12 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> gnupg2 (2.1.10-3) unstable; urgency=medium * avoid infinite loop when doing --gen-revoke by fingerprint

    2015-12-11 - Daniel Kahn Gillmor <> gnupg2 (2.1.10-2) unstable; urgency=medium * actually use sks-keyservers CA by default if the user asks for hkps:// * move ownership of some files in /usr/share/gnupg2/ to more appropriate owners like gpgsm and dirmngr.