There are a few ways to get around the rotten behaviour of bankid. This is one of them:
NOTE: to install nspluginwrapper you need to enable the stable/squeeze repos by e.g. adding
deb http://ftp.au.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-freeto your /etc/apt/sources.list.
That's normally reasonably safe since apt by default pulls in the newest package and I haven't had any issues. Just be careful though.
You can also install nspluginwrapper by compiling it as shown here: http://verahill.blogspot.com.au/2013/03/366-nspluginwrapper-on-debian.html
Note that there's a FOSS alternative in Fribid (http://verahill.blogspot.se/2012/02/debian-testing-wheezy-64-fribid-as.html) which seems to be working perfectly -- and if you can use it, use it. The main limitation is that in practice you'll have to collect your certificate/ID with it, since newer versions of BankID saves the ID in an incompatible format. Like many foreigners, I don't have the opportunity to visit Sweden for the sole sake of picking up a new ID, so I'm stuck with BankID. But you may not be.
0. Things to install:
sudo apt-get install iceweasel nspluginwrapper ia32-libs
1. Download BankID and uninstall any previous installations
cd ~/Downloads mkdir bankid cd bankid wget https://install.bankid.com/Download?defaultFileId=Linux -O bankid.tar.gz tar xvf bankid.tar.gz cd BISP-126.96.36.19963/ sudo sh install.188.8.131.5263.sh u
2. If you're upgrading, make sure to remove any previous libplugins.so
sudo updatedb && locate libplugins.so/home/me/Downloads/bankid/BISP-184.108.40.20663/libplugins.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libplugins.so /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libplugins.so /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libplugins.sosudo nspluginwrapper -r /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/npwrapper.libplugins.so sudo rm /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/libplugins.so sudo rm /usr/lib/nspluginwrapper/plugins/npwrapper.libplugins.so
3. Install the new version
sudo sh install.220.127.116.1163.sh iInstalling BankID Security Application ln: failed to create symbolic link `/usr/lib/firefox-addons/plugins': No such file or directory WARNING: Failed installing plugin for Firefox 3. Manually add symlink to libplugins.so in your Firefox 3 plugin directory if this browser is to be used. Installation complete.sudo nspluginwrapper --install /usr/local/lib/personal/libplugins.so
4. Test your installation
Don't bother with test.bankid.com since the idiots won't let you test anything that identifies itself as 64 bit (more about that later). Instead
- go to http://www.skatteverket.se
- click on personbevis
- log in. This should work
Everything is in working order but for some idiotic reason bankid.com won't even allow you to test you fancy new 64 bit installation -- and it all boils down the useragent string in iceweasel/firefox identifying itself as running on a 64 bit system (paradoxically, a real 32 bit browser running in a chroot won't work either since the kernel is 64 bit -- in schroot you can use personality=linux32 to get around it, but good luck dealing with the massive memory leaks).
- open your iceweasel browser
- type in about:config in the address bar
- promise that you'll be careful
- right-click on the page, select New, String
- In the first box, type general.useragent.override
- In the second box paste Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:10.0.12) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0.12 Iceweasel/10.0.12
If you're having issues, the first thing to check is about:plugins in firefox: