Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 385551
No man page provided for /etc/crypttab
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:11:33 EDT
Description of problem:
The man page for crypttab(5) is not provided, even when cryptsetup, man-pages,
and dm-crypt are installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 8 GA
2/2 so far
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 8 with custom package selection, including the cryptsetup,
dm-crypt, and man-pages packages.
2. Attempt to configure the system to mount the luks volume where your WEP key
is stored, without which you cannot access the internet to retrieve documentation.
No crypttab man page is found, nor any other documentation so much as mentioning
crypttab(5) man page is available.
Ordinarily a documentation bug wouldn't merit high severity, but given that
cryptsetup is normally used with laptops on the road, which typically require
access to stored information such as NetworkManager keychains (which are
probably in encrypted home directories) to connect to the internet, lacking this
documentation can leave you dead in the water.
FWIW, in F7, /usr/share/man/man5/crypttab.5.gz is owned by the initscripts
package, which was also installed. I haven't yet found it in F8, but this
should be a trivial bug to fix.
It still is part of initscripts. What does 'rpm -V initscripts' say?
In Fedora 7 there is a crypttab(5) manpage and according to Koji it is also in
the Fedora 8 rpms:
In case you really do not have a crypttab manpage, post the output of the
command from comment #1 and the version-release of you initscripts package.