Friday, May 20, 2016

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and CCID driver still broken

Mac OS X El Capitan version 10.11.5 is now available. The Apple documentation "About the OS X El Capitan v10.11.5 Update" does not mention the CCID driver. But I am not surprised since many bugs have been fixed but are not listed in the upgrade message.

Unfortunately the problem reported in "OS X El Capitan and CCID driver upgrades" is still not fixed.

OS X 10.11.5

On Mac OS X 10.11.5 I have:

$ pwd

$ ls -lR ifd-ccid.bundle/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 23 mar 09:30 Contents

total 24
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  36860 21 déc 06:05 Info.plist
drwxr-xr-x  6 root  wheel    204 23 mar 09:30 MacOS
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    470 21 déc 06:05 version.plist

total 512
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel      20  4 nov  2015 libccid.dylib -> libccid.dylib.1.4.14
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  165888 17 sep  2015 libccid.dylib.1.4.14
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  166096  3 déc 07:33 libccid.dylib.1.4.20
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel  166096 12 mar 09:30 libccid.dylib.1.4.21

In my case the CCID driver is working but the driver binary is still wrong. I still have an half upgrade with the Info.plist file from CCID version 1.4.21 but the libccid.dylib binary is from CCID version 1.4.14.

Broken upgrade

If you had a broken upgrade with a file libccid.dylib either missing or pointing to a non existing file you may still have the same problem.

Proposed solution

The solution I proposed is still valid. See "OS X El Capitan and CCID driver upgrades".

I don't like the idea to install another CCID driver in /usr/local/ since that will/may create new problems when Apple fixes the original problem.


I reported a new bug at Apple as bug #26396810 "CCID smart card reader driver update not fixed in 10.11.5".


On 24th May 2016, Apple closed my bug report as a duplicate:
Engineering has determined that your bug report (26396810) is a duplicate of another issue (26328490) and will be closed.