[pkg-cryptsetup-devel] Bug#720952: cryptdisks.functions' do_luks hides cryptsetup's error messages

Marc Haber mh+debian-packages at zugschlus.de
Mon Aug 26 15:16:31 UTC 2013

Package: cryptsetup
Version: 2:1.6.1-1
Severity: normal


while I was bitten by #720593 yesterday, my system's boot message
("$DEVICE is not a LUKS device") made me think for a moment that I had
a dying hard disk which put quite an amount of adrenalin in my blood.

I later found out that cryptsetup was "only" complaining about not
finding libgpg-error.so. That error message is sent to /dev/null in
the init script.

Please consider not sending important and helpful error messages to
/dev/null and instead either allow the binary to write them to the
terminal, or capture them to give them to the user at some later time.


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