Package Details: eid-mw 4.4.22-1

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Package Base: eid-mw
Description: The middleware, viewer and Firefox extension for the Belgian electronic identity card (Belgian eID)
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Licenses: LGPL3
Conflicts: eid-viewer
Replaces: eid-viewer
Submitter: xdevla
Maintainer: wget
Last Packager: wget
Votes: 41
Popularity: 0.553695
First Submitted: 2012-02-14 10:56
Last Updated: 2019-09-13 18:12

Pinned Comments

wget commented on 2017-02-07 19:42

Since eid-mw now contains the middleware, the viewer and the Firefox extension, the eid-viewer package is now deprecated. eid-viewer has been merged into this package.

This package is making use of PGP signatures. Please make sure you understand that principle before filling a request: A GPG public key needs to be imported first, typically with a command like:

gpg --recv-key 824A5E0010A04D46

Receiving GPG keys might fail with the following error message: gpg: keyserver receive failed: Connection refused. If this happens, just check your DNS or use another one.

Update: 2017-03-29 We are now using the build server. As explained in the PKGBUILD file, only the binary files hosted on the dist server are signed, the source files are not in order to avoid confusion with less tech-savvy sysadmins. For security-conscious users like us, we need to use the build server instead. This is why it has been decided, this PKGBUILD won't use the dist server anymore, as long the build server remains publicly available. Using the build server also fixes issues with curl user-agent in the process.

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wget commented on 2019-09-15 14:48

@herremaw Package updated and I confirm it is working like expected with a no-name card reader and a DigiPass 870 from Belfius.

herremaw commented on 2019-09-07 09:22

Version 4.4.21 has arrived now.

I have successfully built this version for Arch. The problems I have reported for version 4.4.19 in my previous comment, have been solved in version 4.4.21.

herremaw commented on 2019-09-03 19:24

I have also successfully built version 4.4.19, following the suggestion of Spaceeman.

However, there is a problem with the eid-viewer of version 4.4.19. It can read my id-card, but it is not possible to verify or modify the PIN. It is also not possible to print the id-card.

I have experienced the same problem with version 4.4.19 under Linux Mint 19.2 and under Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

So, for the time being, I am better off with version 4.4.13.

Spaceeman commented on 2019-09-03 12:28

I've successfully adapted PKGBUILD with







About validpgpkeys, an explanation is in comments in the PKGBUILD why is D95426E309C0492990D8E8E2824A5E0010A04D46 and not B37D9040098C3DEEE00F6D08A35743EA6773D225 specified on the page.

wget commented on 2019-05-02 08:50

Answered by Wouter himself, 4.4.13 is still currently the latest release for the GNU/Linux platform. More recent versions we can find are bug fixes for Windows and macOS. src.:

wget commented on 2019-05-01 13:52

We have another issue with upstream that stopped again to sign their source release. Not gonna update this package from now. The previous version (4.4.13) is still working and building nice.

wget commented on 2019-02-10 19:04

@logion I have extracted the command from the PKGBUILD and have specified it as a pinned comment to this package. I have also updated the Arch Linux wiki:

wget commented on 2019-02-10 18:59

@logion that's what is basically written in the PKGBUILD :D

    # Receiving GPG keys might fail with the following error message:
    # gpg: keyserver receive failed: Connection refused
    # If this happens, just check your DNS or use another one.

logion commented on 2019-01-30 10:14

I just wanted to comment for those - like me - who are getting 'gpg: keyserver receive failed: Server indicated a failure' errors when trying to import the key. It is important to have a working DNS configuration as otherwise openpgp will fail with the above error. For me the issue was with /etc/resolv.conf, adding a nameserver here as temporary fix solved the issue. See and Additionally, it appears to be recommended to use a 'compatible' nameserver service such as cloudflare, quad9 or google.

niels1995 commented on 2018-12-20 11:30

@delaerep @wget - I just installed a new pc with antergos. Now I also got the signatures not checked message. I was thinking of what could be wrong. After a few minutes, I knew what was wrong. The command should NOT be run as root. Run it as a normal user, then everything should be fine.

@wget: thanx for your work on this package