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

Sven Eschenberg sven at whgl.uni-frankfurt.de
Mon Jan 7 20:20:51 CET 2013

Hi Milan,

I think you misunderstood my post.

I merely pointed out, that the way the current build handles things is
the way to do it and is the usual way of doing things.

What I tried to point out is, that if a special feature has specific
build requirements, then a distributor's/maintainer's job who builds the
package is to take care of all this. 

I tried to object  the idea of packaging all necessary headers (of
external deps) with cryptsetup into one package.

Sorry, if I did not make this clear enough.



On Mon, 2013-01-07 at 19:12 +0100, Milan Broz wrote:
> 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.
> Milan
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