Bug 812600 - ecryptfs-mount-private fails with /sbin/mount.ecryptfs_private: Permission denied
ecryptfs-mount-private fails with /sbin/mount.ecryptfs_private: Permission de...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ecryptfs-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Michal Hlavinka
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-04-15 06:48 EDT by Mads Villadsen
Modified: 2013-08-02 05:09 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: ecryptfs-utils-96-2.fc17
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Last Closed: 2013-08-01 14:45:34 EDT
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Description Mads Villadsen 2012-04-15 06:48:13 EDT
Description of problem:
Trying to mount a newly established Private directory fails

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run ecryptfs-mount-private 
2. enter password
Actual results:
I get an error:
/usr/bin/ecryptfs-mount-private: line 72: /sbin/mount.ecryptfs_private: Permission denied

Expected results:
Private should be mounted
Comment 1 Michal Hlavinka 2012-04-16 08:59:12 EDT
You are not a member of ecryptfs group.
Run following command as root:

usermod -a -G ecryptfs your_username

relogin and it should work fine.

I'll add better error message to ecryptfs-mount-private
Comment 2 Mads Villadsen 2012-04-16 11:46:48 EDT
Thanks. I had added myself to the group but forgot to login again.

It works fine now.
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Comment 5 Michal Hlavinka 2013-08-02 05:09:53 EDT
the fix was released (f17-updates contains version > Fixed In Version)

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