Void ships both GnuPG legacy (as
gnupg1) and GnuPG stable (as
For using smartcards such as Yubikeys with GnuPG, there are two backends for communicating with them through GnuPG: The internal CCID driver of GnuPG's scdaemon, or the PC/SC driver.
scdaemon with internal CCID driver
By default, scdaemon, which is required for using smartcards with GnuPG, uses
its internal CCID driver. For this to work, your smartcard needs to be one of
the smartcards in the udev rules
and you need to either be using elogind or be a member of the plugdev group. If
these two condition are fulfilled and you don't have pcscd running,
gpg --card-status should successfully print your current card status.
scdaemon with pcscd backend
If you need to use pcscd for other reasons, run
echo disable-ccid >> ~/.gnupg/scdaemon.conf. Now, assuming your pcscd setup works correctly,
gpg --card-status should print your card status.
OpenPGP Card Tools
As an alternative to GnuPG with smartcards, Void also ships
openpgp-card-tools, a Rust based utility not reliant on GnuPG. It requires
pcscd for interacting with smart cards, so if you want to use it in
parallel with GnuPG, ou need to configure
scdaemon to use the pcscd backend,
as described above in "scdaemon with pcscd