[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Re: Cryptsetup in Debian

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Tue Nov 15 19:46:20 UTC 2005

On 15/11/2005 Michael Gebetsroither wrote:
> * Jonas Meurer <jonas at freesources.org> [051115 00:00]:
> > For me the top three cryptsetup todos are:
> > - merge cryptsetup and cryptsetup-luks packages
> Should not be that hard. The most work is allready done.

i know, but there are a few issues remaining. for example your packages,
compiled on amd64 segfault, while the cryptsetup packages in debian
another point is, that you use some complex build structure, instead of
simply building the cryptsetup-luks upstream sources as suggested in
upstream documentation. i didn't inspect your packages exactly yet, but
i assume that this makes new upstream releases etc. more complicated

but what i'dd like to see first, is this discussion moving to
pkg-cryptsetup-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org ;-)

> > - add cryptsetup support to mount, thus superseed the cryptdisks script
> Cryptsetup is 332k with all libs from /usr/lib compiled in.
> Mount would go really big.

yes, the only desirable option would be to add modules/plugin support to
mount, and make cryptsetup a module/plugin for mount.

> > All these are major improvements that need a lot of work to be done.
> Not to forget the hole usability aspekt (mounting cryptodisks as
> user, wrappers to create disks).
> there are allready a few wrappers out there.
> grml-crypt[0] for example is in my repository. It supports allredy
> all possibel command line arguments from cryptsetup and
> mount.supports allredy all possibel command line arguments from
> cryptsetup and mount.

you're right. i don't use grml myself, so i simply forgot.

> My repository is at: http://einsteinmg.dydndns.org/debian
> grml-crypt mercurial repos: http://hg.einsteinmg.dyndns.org/grml-crypt
> grml-crypt plain http: http://einsteinmg.dyndns.org/hg/grml-crypt/grml-crypt

i would be glad to see you as a member of the Debian Cryptsetup Team.
Even if you're not a Debian Developer, you can create an account on
alioth and then get write-access to the cryptsetup development
repository, which i plan to setup soon.

i've neither the time nor the skills to do all of raised issues, that's
why i created a project on alioth to team-maintain cryptsetup in debian.


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