Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 166035
Provide an easy method to format encrypted volumes
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:11 EST
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Description of problem:
The luks-tools package  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 . 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.
 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.
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Thank for you the report
Setting severity to enhancement. Marking #152946 as related. Changing status to
As an alternative, we could simply add the luks-tools package to Fedora Extras.
See bug #181035.
The luks-tools package has been accepted into Fedora Extras.