[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#626641: Bug#626641: Bug#626641: cryptsetup: bug #587220 re-introduced

Jonas Meurer jonas at freesources.org
Sat May 14 14:22:30 UTC 2011

Hey Christoph,

On 14/05/2011 Christoph Anton Mitterer wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-05-14 at 13:47 +0200, Jonas Meurer wrote:
> > > I guess it's not required, because if the initscripts are there, that file 
> > > is also there,.. unless people broke their packages manually, which we can
> > > never prevent or always check for.
> > 
> > If people 'break' their system, it will not be secure anymore. If they
> > either remove the cryptsetup package while it's still used on the
> > system, or simply remove the cryptdisks.functions file, that's a
> > perfectly good example of breaking their system.
> Well what I wrote there is only half of the truth... because in Debian,
> init-scripts are unfortunately and wrongly considered as configuration
> files... and it's perfectly valid to remove a package but not purge
> it...
> So people don't have to "break" their system to get in a situation where
> they can end up in a situation where they execute
> e.g. /etc/init.d/cryptdisks stop but their stuff is actually not
> stopped.

If people remove the package cryptsetup from their system, I hope they
know what they do. And I hope that they don't remove the package in case
that they still need it.

Once the cryptsetup package is removed, they will not be able to setup
and/or unlock encrypted dm-crypt devices anyway.

And if people really remove the cryptsetup package and still expect its
initscript to work afterwards, we really cannot help them.

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