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Monday, May 23, 2016

OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and CCID driver fix

As explained in my previous article "OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 and CCID driver still broken" the upgrade to 10.11.5 did not fix the CCID driver issue.

To fix the issue you have to download and install the "OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 Combo Update".

The file size is 1.5 GB. You can install it even if you already upgraded your system to 10.11.5.

Fixed CCID driver

Now I have:
$ pwd
$ ls -lR ifd-ccid.bundle/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x  5 root  wheel  170 23 mai 18:54 Contents

total 24
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel  36860 21 déc 06:05 Info.plist
drwxr-xr-x  6 root  wheel    204 23 mai 18:54 MacOS
-rw-r--r--  1 root  wheel    470 21 déc 06:05 version.plist

total 512
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root  wheel      20 23 mai 18:52 libccid.dylib -> libccid.dylib.1.4.21
-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  5 mai 08:02 libccid.dylib.1.4.21

Note that the symbolic link libccid.dylib now points to the latest driver version.

The files libccid.dylib.1.4.14 and libccid.dylib.1.4.20 are now useless and could be removed. But because of System Integrity Protection it is not easy and I think I will not remove them.


The problem should now be fixed.

If you installed a copy of the CCID driver in /usr/local/libexec/SmartCardServices/drivers/ as suggested by some people you may want to remove it now to avoid conflicts with the Apple provided CCID driver.