[dm-crypt] crypttab standardization

Arno Wagner arno at wagner.name
Tue Mar 13 07:24:16 CET 2012

Simple: Out of project scope. crypttab is necessarily
distro specific, as it is part of the init configuration.


On Tue, Mar 13, 2012 at 12:19:54AM -0600, Matthew Monaco wrote:
> Hello,
> Why does every distribution need its own solution for the /etc/crypttab format
> and a parser to do useful things with it?
> Is there some reason why cryptsetup doesn't itself support mounting specific
> targets or at least provide some utility like "cryptmount" which can handle this
> file? ... and most importantly, a manpage =)
> -Matt
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