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Max Vozeler 02-23-2011 01:51 PM

Bug#614808: O: loop-aes - loop-AES encryption modules
 
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

The packages require more attention than I have been
able to give them, so I decided to step down as their
maintainer.

loop-aes has an active and helpful upstream maintainer
and quite a few users.

loop-aes is a bit difficult, too.

If you consider adopting it you should be aware that
the kernel side remains an out-of-tree module with no
visible merge perspective.

The mount support required for loop-aes remains an
unmerged patch against util-linux(-ng). This has been
(and still is) tricky to integrate into Debian.

It consists of these packages:

Source: loop-aes
Section: kernel
Priority: optional
Maintainer: Debian Loop-AES Team <pkg-loop-aes-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Uploaders: Max Vozeler <xam@debian.org>
Standards-Version: 3.8.4
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 7), bzip2, fakeroot

Package: loop-aes-source
Architecture: all
Depends: build-essential, debhelper (>= 7), module-assistant, bzip2
Recommends: loop-aes-testsuite
Description: source for loop-AES encryption modules
This package contains source code of the loop-AES loadable kernel
modules for Linux 2.0 - 2.6. It can be used with module-assistant,
make-kpkg or stand-alone to build loop-AES module packages.
.
loop-AES can be used to encrypt disk partitions, removable media,
swap space and other devices. It provides measures to strengthen
the encryption: Passphrase seeds, multiple hash iterations, MD5 IV
and use of alternating encryption keys.
.
Encryption keys can be stored in a GnuPG-encrypted keyfile, which
allows the passphrase to be changed without re-encryption. Keyfiles
can also be encrypted asymmetrically for multi-user access.
.
This package includes the cipher modules blowfish, twofish and
serpent in addition to the default cipher (AES).
.
Modules compiled from this package require mount utils with
support for loop-AES to work correctly. Such utils are provided
in the package 'loop-aes-utils'.

Package: loop-aes-testsuite
Architecture: all
Depends: make
Provides: loop-aes-testsuite-v3
Description: test suite for loop-AES encryption modules
This package provides scripts for testing the loop-AES encryption
kernel modules.

Source: loop-aes-utils
Section: admin
Priority: optional
Maintainer: Debian Loop-AES Team <pkg-loop-aes-maint@lists.alioth.debian.org>
Uploaders: Max Vozeler <xam@debian.org>
Build-Depends: debhelper (>= 7), gettext, libblkid-dev, uuid-dev, libselinux1-dev [!kfreebsd-i386 !kfreebsd-amd64 !hurd-i386], pkg-config
Standards-Version: 3.8.4

Package: loop-aes-utils
Architecture: any
Recommends: sharutils
Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}, mount (>= 2.13-1), gnupg
Description: Tools for mounting and manipulating filesystems
This package provides the mount(8), umount(8), swapon(8),
swapoff(8), and losetup(8) commands with support for loop-AES
loopback encryption.
.
Purpose of this package is to provide users of loop-AES with
extended mount support that is not available with the crypto
patch in the 'mount' package.
.
On installation, this package diverts files from the mount
package and installs versions with loop-AES support in their
places. The diversions get removed on removal of the package.

Package: mount-aes-udeb
Architecture: any
Section: debian-installer
Priority: extra
XC-Package-Type: udeb
Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}
Description: Mount utils for loop-AES
loop-AES patched mount, losetup and swapon

If someone adopts this, talk to me and I can share
some ideas and experiences.

Max




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