Bug 166035 - Provide an easy method to format encrypted volumes
Summary: Provide an easy method to format encrypted volumes
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cryptsetup-luks
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact:
Keywords: FutureFeature
Depends On: 181035
Blocks: FC5Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-08-16 02:08 UTC by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-09-13 21:55:33 UTC

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Description W. Michael Petullo 2005-08-16 02:08:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
The luks-tools package [1] is an additional utility layer for dm-crypt/cryptsetup-luks.  The package was started to help implement David Zeuthen's vision for encrypted disk support in HAL [2].  The most important components of the package are (1) gnome-luks-format, a graphical encrypted filesystem formatting tool, and (2) luks-setup, which sets up a dm-crypt/LUKS device in a way that HAL can identify.

These tools are in need of a home, and David Zeuthen recommended distributing them with the cryptsetup-luks package.

[3] contains more information about this effort, including a status of its components.  Bug #152946 documents the other component that requires attention from Red Hat and provides a patch for gnome-volume-manager.

[1] http://www.flyn.org/projects/luks-tools/index.html
[2] http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/hal/2004-December/001423.html
[3] http://www.flyn.org/easycrypto/easycrypto.html

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Comment 1 Rahul Sundaram 2005-08-16 10:43:40 UTC

Thank for you the report

Setting severity to enhancement. Marking #152946 as related. Changing status to

Comment 2 W. Michael Petullo 2006-02-11 23:17:19 UTC
As an alternative, we could simply add the luks-tools package to Fedora Extras.
 See bug #181035.

Comment 3 W. Michael Petullo 2006-09-13 21:55:33 UTC
The luks-tools package has been accepted into Fedora Extras.

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