[dm-crypt] [cryptsetup] Develop Environment for cryptsetup

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Sat Jun 29 01:05:54 CEST 2013


On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:49:25AM +0700, Trinh Van Thanh wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am a student from Vietnam. I want to develop my cryptsetup with some new
> features. But I get some problems with all source code of cryptsetup. I
> don't have skill for read and understand configure and makefiles.

Makefiles, you will need to learn how to read and write. Don't start 
with something as difficult though. Also, don't modify cryptsetup itself,
use the library and start with somethign simple. You can, for example, 
start by tryingi to understand and modify the things in the misc. 

> So, I want to ask all of you some questions:
> - What IDE do you develop cryptsetup on?

IDE? Why would you use an IDE? I use emacs as editor, that is enough.
This is not Java, were an IDE is almost needed because there is
so much syntactic noise.
> - How do I debug cryptsetup?

The old wy: Code-embedded debug instratctions. You may also
try DDD.

> - How do I modify Makefile, Do I need understand all content in makefiles,
> configure file?

Don't go that way, see above.


> Thanks so much.
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