Encryption: Cryptkeeper bug.

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Encryption: Cryptkeeper bug.

Postby viking60 » 17 Feb 2016, 12:50

I have described the Encfs encryption system here.
For this to be easy and practical people often use Cryptkeeper to administer the encryption partitions.
So it is ...bad when it stops working because it will potentially cut of people from their data (it should not happen!).

When i want to access my encrypted parts I click on the Cryptkeeper icon on my panel and enter the passphrase - and my encrypted directory pops up like any ordinary directory.

Now it has stopped working.

Cryptkeeper is there and I can enter the passphrase and then it disappears without mounting my encrypted folders. :berserk2

So that is bad and it is a bug that others have experienced:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... ug/1404748
http://askubuntu.com/questions/96994/cr ... n-the-tray

It happens on Manjaro too.

When I start Cryptkeeper in a terminal and enter my passphrase I get:

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zsh: segmentation fault (core dumped)  cryptkeeper

this happens the moment cryptkeeper disappears from my panel.

So to mount my encrypted directories I have to do it manually (read the first link if you need the howto).

It is no big deal to me but it could cause problems for average and security minded users.

Quick repetition
To mount the encrypted folders:

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encfs ~/.secret ~/secret

To find those folders (you may have forgotten their name) look for ".something" (Note the period in front of the directory name) if one (or several) of those hidden folders contain strange unreadable data - that will be the one(s) to mount (They are not all called ".secret" :-D )

This might have something to do with it :confused
Manjaro 64bit on the main box -Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz and nVidia Corporation GT200b [GeForce GTX 275] (rev a1. + Centos on the server - Arch on the laptop.
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