truecrypt and kb3
Robin.Laing at drdc-rddc.gc.ca
Thu Feb 21 20:28:44 UTC 2008
Todd Zullinger wrote:
> Jesus Jr M Salvo wrote:
>> 1) Do I need a CD burner application that is truecrypt-aware ? I have
>> been using k3b ( the CD / DVD burner app for KDE ) for quite a few
>> years now.
> I'm not familiar with Truecrypt so take this with some salt and
> consider it "for what it's worth." But I would think that you could
> create a volume on your disk, copy files into it, then burn that to a
> CD using any burning software you wanted. You may need to copy the
> volume from the cd to your disk to open and extract files from it,
> depending on how Truecrypt works.
>> 2) Also, there does not seem to be an available RPM for truecrypt.
>> Best thing that I can find is this:
>> http://tredosoft.com/truecrypt_fedora_7 and install from source. Why
>> is it not in any main repo ( fedora, livna, or freshrpms ) ... is it
>> for legal reasons ?
> It's not included because it requires a kernel module for one. Unless
> that kernel module gets in the upstream kernel, truecrypt won't be in
> I think the license may also be problematic, as it does not allow for
> distributing modified versions. Well, it does, but only if you fork
> it and call it something else. (This is similar to what Debian did for
> Firefox, which that call by another name.)
> Whether anyone wants to do so and try and get a truecrypt fork into
> Livna I don't know. I'd rather just use LUKS volumes. If I needed
> Windows compatibility, I'd look at FreeOTFE.
>  http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-security-list/2007-December/msg00015.html
>  http://www.freeotfe.org/
I don't know what the tredosoft.com link has to say because I don't have
an account but there is a version 5.0a of truecrypt is now out. More
bells and wistles and I understand that they have gotten around the
kernel module issue.
I did find an rpm for FC4 some time ago. I have not looked at truecrypt
recently. I do know people that use it in Ubuntu and love it.
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