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: 0.040055
First Submitted: 2012-02-14 10:56
Last Updated: 2019-09-13 18:12

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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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olive commented on 2018-09-17 06:59

You say that your package include the Firefox extension, but no extension appear in Firefox when I install this package. It works however after installing this package and this extension from the Firefox add-on store. I am missing something or is that what I am supposed to do?

wget commented on 2018-09-01 15:43

@editicalu Thanks for the comment. Package updated. For a reason we don't know the sources for this package have been updated on 2018-08-24 without any version bump. I asked the main developer of the project about the reasons:

repo commented on 2018-08-29 12:11

sha512sums seem broken.

karel_louwagie commented on 2018-06-11 17:31

I had to install pkgconf, could this be added to the builddeps?

pcsclite is added as a makedep, but it seems to be required to run the application (see error below), could it be added to the deps?

eid-viewer: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

wget commented on 2018-06-03 19:06

@mywayfr This isn't due to the .asc not present. Actually that comment was outdated and I have removed it since we switched to the CI server instead. The problem you encountered was really due to a DNS issue. There is no point in putting a key along side the source package. You need to download it from the official website (not possible for now since they didn't upload that file there) or get it from a public directory (like this is the case here) in order to confirm the GPG chain of trust. But I confirm that nowadays relying on this outdated gpg server from MIT is annoying. Another solution like could come in handy. But I won't impersonate FEDICT (organism in charge of developing IT solutions for Belgian federal communities) by publishing the key for them.

mywayfr commented on 2018-06-01 18:32

It's resolved :) I've read the pkgbuild and found that you ask for change the dns to a public one and also redo the import of the key just before continuing the build process and everything went fine. Hope that our administration include the .asc file to avoid this happens in the near future Thanks for bring this important package to the Belgian people :)


Hello, anyone can help me? Very new on Arch, with Mint all was on official deb... with yaourt: ==> Check source file signatures with gpg... eid-mw-4.3.7-v4.3.7.tar.gz ... Fail (Public key unknown 824A5E0010A04D46) ==> ERROR: One or more PGP signatures could not be verified. ==> Makepkg couldn't build eid-mw.

I've try.. 1) add 'keyserver-options auto-key-retrieve' in gpg.conf 2) add this key sudo gpg --recv-keys 824A5E0010A04D46 3) add this key (from eid web page)sudo gpg --recv-keys B37D9040098C3DEEE00F6D08A35743EA6773D225 but always the same error at the end


wget commented on 2018-05-11 09:55

@labsin: this is not an issue per se. Depending on the smartcard reader you use, you either need to install ccid or acsccid. This is what I added in the PKGBUILD "'ccid: A generic USB Chip/Smart Card Interface Devices driver (needed for Belgian Digipass 870)'". And indeed, like any other smartcard solutions, you need to make sure the pcscd daemon (provided with the pcsclite package) is enabled (the systemd socket is enough), this instruction is written in the Arch Linux wiki:

labsin commented on 2018-05-06 15:18

Hi wget

I also did get other issues.

Had to enable pcscd daemon: sudo systemctrl enable pcscd.service (it's not enabled with pcsclite)

And install ccid (it's an optional package)

wget commented on 2018-04-19 09:45

Package updated. Thanks labsin for the patch. You avoided me losing some time.

Since this was causing issues for some of you wrt. gnupg, I added a note in the PKGBUILD to check your DNS first otherwise recv-keys might fail. I experienced this issue on the CI build containers I have. Choosing a public DNS fixed the issue, not the local resolv.


labsin commented on 2018-04-14 18:38

I'd like to propose an update to the package:

Bumped version

Replace c_rehash with openssl rehash as it was giving errors