Package Details: eid-mw 4.4.27-1

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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: 45
Popularity: 1.05
First Submitted: 2012-02-14 10:56
Last Updated: 2020-05-26 12:33

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 2020-10-06 16:12

As of this date (2020-10-06), the 4.4 branch (4.4.27) is still considered latest. The branch 5.0 is not considered as stable branch (yet). No need to flag this package as out of date then ;)

niels1995 commented on 2020-09-03 22:53

When trying to add GPG key, I am receiving this error: gpg: keyserver receive failed: No name

Any solution for this? Version 4.4.27-1

Edit: Had to do the next commands to be able to import the key:

sudo pacman-key --refresh-keys

gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 824A5E0010A04D46

nourathar commented on 2020-06-24 20:40

Thanks a lot for this package !

wget commented on 2020-05-26 12:01

@pvdk No need to add pkgconf as a build dependency as the latter is a member of base-devel and this packages group is supposed to be installed when building packages from AUR any way =)

pvdk commented on 2020-04-20 15:28

Please add pkgconf as a build dependency

WFCody commented on 2020-03-22 06:19

I finally got an e-ID reader from Sitecom to work using this driver:

I had given up on int and bought another e-ID reader which I recently misplaced, so I dug up this one again and was happy to find a driver for it.

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.