[Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Cryptsetup in Debian

Michael Gebetsroither michael.geb at gmx.at
Wed Nov 16 14:18:07 UTC 2005

* Jonas Meurer <jonas at freesources.org> [051116 14:45]:
> great. i made some manpage fixes too in the recent cryptsetup upload, so
> we'll have to merge both.

Debian cryptsetup manpage is written in sgml which is a pain (imho)
;). Should this be continued?

> interesting. so this have more improvements than your latest released
> cryptsetup-luks package?

A few things where with patches allready sent to umstream and a few
exerimental fixes.

> why not do that with the current upstream release? the packaging of new
> upstream releases shouldn't be to difficult, only copy the debian/
> subdir and filter out dpatch patches that have been applied upstream.

There are no new upstream releases.
cryptsetup luks uses version 1.0.1 which is the newest.

> ok, but i prefer a global project repository at svn.debian.org and as
> part of the alioth project.

Mercurial is a decentralised scm ;).
I like it because i can make a commit without the server.

> i've already requested a svn repository for
> pkg-cryptsetup, and i hope that it will be available tomorrow.

ah, ok :)!

> i'dd like to start with merging the debian/ dirs of both cryptsetup and
> cryptsetup-luks packages, and releasing new packages of both with all
> minor issues fixed.

We could replace the cryptdisks script from cryptsetup with that
from cryptsetup-luks.

> afterwards i would start merging both packages.

Why merging the packages?

> this way we provide a plain cryptsetup package with debian fixes.
> it's not clear what happens with cryptsetup and cryptsetup-luks
> upstream, but maybe they develop in different directions, and i like the
> idea of having a clean cryptsetup package in the repository archive
> before superseeding it with cryptsetup-luks.

Cryptsetup-luks is based on the lastest cryptsetup cvs. And imho
clemens has no intetions to even touch the cryptsetup codebase.
Cryptsetup is only an instrument to make a quick
referencimplementation of LUKS for linux.

> yes, but currently we're only two. btw. you still have to register
> youself on alioth, and give me the username, that i can add you as
> project developer.

allready done.
Username is gebi(-guest).

Michael Gebetsroither 
/*The only secure computer is one that's unplugged, locked in a
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and i'm not even too sure about that one.*/

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