Bug#400600: [Pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#400600: please clarify role of /lib/cryptsetup/cryptdisks.functions

David Härdeman david at hardeman.nu
Mon Nov 27 22:15:07 UTC 2006

On Mon, Nov 27, 2006 at 03:47:22PM +0100, Robert Bihlmeyer wrote:
>Package: cryptsetup
>Version: 2:1.0.4-8
>Severity: wishlist
>I originally thought that /lib/cryptsetup/cryptdisks.functions is just to share
>code between the scripts /etc/init.d/cryptdisks{,-early}.

It is

>But now these scripts just exit with an OK status if this file is not
>present/readable... Under my assumption above it should be a grave error

No, because the init scripts can under some conditions still be left on 
your system even after you've removed the cryptsetup package. Checking 
in init.d scripts for some necessary components and silently exiting if 
they're missing is quite common.

Example - /etc/init.d/postgresql-8.1
line 17:  [ -r /usr/share/postgresql-common/init.d-functions ] || exit 0

>It would be nice if README.Debian provided documentation how the scripts are
>intended to work together.

Why? If the cryptdisks.functions script is missing even though you haven't 
removed the cryptsetup package from your system something is seriously 

David Härdeman

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