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Monday, January 30, 2012

10 years as a Debian Developer

In September 2001 I became a Debian Developer. I do not remember the exact date.

October 2001

Of course my first Debian package upload was related to smart card. It is the first upload of the ifd-gempc package:

ifd-gempc (0.5.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * Initial Release.
   * close ITP (Closes: #117441)
   * add debconf scripts for gempc410
 -- Ludovic Rousseau <>  Tue, 30 Oct 2001 00:16:54 +0100

June 2002

Not too much later (June 2002) I became the Debian maintainer for pcsc-lite:

pcsc-lite (1.1.1-1) unstable; urgency=low
   * New upstream release (Closes: #150994)
   * New maintainer. Thanks Carlos for your job
   * Use init.d level 50 to start _after_ usbmgr with level 45.
     see the note in /usr/share/doc/pcscd/README.Debian (Closes: #146151)
   * update pcscd(1) manpage
 -- Ludovic Rousseau <>  Sun, 30 Jun 2002 14:52:27 +0200


Since then I maintain some more smart card related Debian packages, also available in Ubuntu and other Debian derivatives.

I try to maintain a list of smart card related packages inside Debian.

Maybe I will still maintain smart card packages in 10 years :-)