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

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Tue Nov 15 23:02:52 UTC 2005

On 15/11/2005 Jonas Meurer wrote:
> > > - 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.

i just saw bug #290324 (http://bugs.debian.org/290324). it contains a
patch for mount by wesley terpstra, which adds cryptsetup support.
wesley provides patched util-linux packages (bsdutils, util-linux,
fdisk-udeb, util-linux-locales, mount) at http://terpstra.ca/debian

i didn't check the patch, but wesley mentions in the bugreport, that he
didn't link mount against cryptsetup but rather uses /sbin/cryptsetup,
and warns if it is not available.

maybe it is worth a try, and the discussion with mount upstream/debian
maintainer can be continued.


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