[dm-crypt] [ANNOUNCE] cryptsetup 1.6.0-rc1

Milan Broz gmazyland at gmail.com
Mon Jan 7 19:12:20 CET 2013

On 01/07/2013 12:21 PM, Sven Eschenberg wrote:
> Exactly, when the header is missing, you can hardly compile support in, as
> the compiler does not know the interface. Putting the header into
> cryptsetup package is not an option, as it is not part of cryptsetup
> itself, but merely the kernel and possibly changes from time to time.
> Usually, a package describes its dependencies and then the builder's job
> is to provide an adequate build environment to get the build he wants.

Well, it would be nice to have exact bug report if you see some problem,
please test current git version.

The  --disable-kernel_crypto switch is required only for systems where
kernel with userspace crypto API will never be available.

For other systems it is maintainer's job to set up dependences properly
(require proper kernel headers).

FYI: you will see this warning (RHEL5, as example of old system)
checking for linux/if_alg.h... no
configure: error: You need Linux kernel headers with userspace crypto interface. (Or use --disable-kernel_crypto.)

Here (RHEL5) the only option is to use --disable-kernel_crypto.


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