Package Details: eid-mw 4.4.13-1

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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: 40
Popularity: 0.644702
First Submitted: 2012-02-14 10:56
Last Updated: 2018-12-23 18:43

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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delaerep commented on 2018-10-22 16:34

I still can't install, always have the same error message : ==> Signatuur bronbestand verifiëren met gpg... eid-mw-4.4.8-v4.4.8.tar.gz ... MISLUKT (onbekende publieke sleutel 824A5E0010A04D46) ==> FOUT: Een of meer PGP signaturen konden niet geverifieerd worden! In the package build In the PKGBUILD is mentioned the change DNS to a public one, can somebody tell me one that works. Thanks

wget commented on 2018-10-20 11:03

@delaerep: Because we are using the continuous integration server and not the distribution one. Please read comments in the PKGBUILD file for details. Won't change.

delaerep commented on 2018-10-11 09:21

The gpg key seems wrong. On the eid-belgium site the key is : B37D 9040 098C 3DEE E00F 6D08 A357 43EA 6773 D225 can you fix this. Thanks

wget commented on 2018-10-02 14:24

@olive it doesn't appear automatically in Firefox, but the extension is actually installed on the system when you install this package.

You should find it in /usr/share/mozilla/extensions/ and install the xpi manually.

But now you said it, I'm wondering whether I'll still ship the extension bundled for the next release.

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