How to get pgp's scdaemon on ubuntu 18.04? It seems that for older versions it is present, but how should I install for newer ones?

PS: I'm trying to use gpg --edit-card


You can search for packages using apt search:

apt search scdaemon
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scdaemon/bionic-updates,bionic-security,now 2.2.4-1ubuntu1.1 amd64
  GNU privacy guard - smart card support

in your case the package you are looking for is called scdaemon, so you can simple install it by:

sudo apt install scdaemon  # Smartcard daemon for the GnuPG system
  • I remember not being able to find it in ubuntu 18.04 live image (I did apt update before) Oct 30 '18 at 23:27
  • @GuerlandoOCs That's because it's a 'universe' package - the Live Images don't by default enable Universe during the live session. It's not part of Main so it's not default-included - you can always enable the Universe repos to find it.
    – Thomas Ward
    May 5 at 20:32

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