Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#20051 assigned enhancement

gnupg2 2.0.11 Package shouldn't have libusb dependency

Reported by: speed.rob@… Owned by: Ionic (Mihai Moldovan)
Priority: Normal Milestone:
Component: ports Version:
Keywords: gpg gnupg libusb scdaemon smartcard "smart card" Cc: boeyms@…
Port: gnupg2


Installing gnupg2 also installs the libusb package to support scadaemon, which handles authentication via smart cards. As I doubt a sizable portion of GPG users require this feature I propose it be disabled by default and available as a variant.

If smartcard users do represent a large enough portion of the user base, a no_scdaemon variant to remove the dependency should be available.

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gnupg2-libusb.diff (1012 bytes) - added by speed.rob@… 11 years ago.

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Change History (6)

Changed 11 years ago by speed.rob@…

Attachment: gnupg2-libusb.diff added

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by mf2k (Frank Schima)

Cc: boeyms@… added; waqar@… boeyms @… removed
Owner: changed from macports-tickets@… to waqar@…

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by blb@…

libusb isn't exactly a large dependency (228K installed) and takes a short time to build...

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by speed.rob@…

A short time on modern machines, sure, but it's still unnecessary clutter.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by ryandesign (Ryan Schmidt)

Owner: changed from waqar@… to macports-tickets@…

waqar has retired.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by Ionic (Mihai Moldovan)

Owner: changed from macports-tickets@… to ionic@…
Status: newassigned
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