[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#342079: cryptsetup: Should check swap partition type

Tuomo Valkonen tuomov at iki.fi
Mon Dec 5 07:22:32 UTC 2005

Package: cryptsetup
Version: 20050111-4
Severity: normal

The /etc/init.d/cryptdisks script should check that a (x86) hard disk
partition device is marked as a swap partition in the partition table
before running mkswap on it. This is to avoid overwriting useful data
in case the hard disks get swapped and crypttab does not get modified 
prior to this or disabled on the next boot. (Not to mention that with 
all the let's-map-everything-to-SCSI insanity going on, the HD device 
names are unpredictable.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.14
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages cryptsetup depends on:
ii  dmsetup                      2:1.01.05-1 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use
ii  libc6                        2.3.5-8     GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libdevmapper1.01             2:1.01.05-1 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper use
ii  libgcrypt11                  1.2.2-1     LGPL Crypto library - runtime libr
ii  libgpg-error0                1.1-4       library for common error values an
ii  libpopt0                     1.7-5       lib for parsing cmdline parameters

cryptsetup recommends no packages.

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