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Old 04-09-2007, 04:24 PM   #1
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Trucrypt for FC5


I am using Fedora Core5. It seems there is no specific version of Truecrypt program for FC5. There are products for Ubuntu and SuSE.
I downloaded the following version. Does it work on my FC5?

truecrypt-4.3-source-code.tar.gz

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The following command is to expand the tarball.
[root@Nissanka]# tar -xvzf 'truecrypt-4.3-source-code.tar.gz'

Afterwards I will use the following procedures to install the program

./configure
make
make install
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Do I have to put everything on a special folder? Please advice me. This might not work on FC5. I need your help.
 
Old 04-09-2007, 04:53 PM   #2
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It should work on any distro (as it is just the source code). If there are any missing libraries, the configure script should fail with an error telling you what libraries that you need to install. The best way to find out if it works is to try it... and then post any errors that it comes up with.

If by compatible you are worried that the install would destroy your system; I have never seen a system destroyed by installing a program from source, but you should have full-disk backups as standard procedure to restore from anyway. Doing anything without a complete backup is just tempting fate, and that is a bad thing(tm).
 
Old 04-10-2007, 10:41 AM   #3
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There are things here:
http://rpmfarm.free.fr/5/i386/RPMS.f...ata/index.html
 
Old 04-10-2007, 01:44 PM   #4
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Thanks nx5000
There are many programs for FC5 platform. It is a jungle. I don't know which is to download. Could you advice me on this?

1. What is the correct program for me?
2. How to install?
3. It may be I must place it on a specific folder.

A friend of mine who works only with Windows told me this is tantamount to playing with fire. Everything could go to hell.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 04:48 AM   #5
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I'll answer precisely as soon as the webmaster comes back from his coffee. He is working with me


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A friend of mine who works only with Windows told me this is tantamount to playing with fire
What do you mean here?
That if you encrypt and something goes wrong, you will loose everything?
This guy and a lot of others on LQ are using truecrypt for several months/years and they have never had a problem.

Last edited by nx5000; 04-11-2007 at 04:50 AM.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 09:44 AM   #6
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Well, that's pretty easy
there is
* Truecrypt kmod which is the kernel module
* Truecrypt which is the user-space utility and which depends on the above one

* Truecrypt-utils which is made by my friend and helps with the integration of trucrypt within nautilus from Gnome

On the left panel there is "configuration" which tells you how to configure yum

As yum does dependencies checking, if you only download truecrypt it will also pull trucrypt kmod.
And when you click on a package you have its description.

Packages are signed using the key available on the website and on a keyserver
And...
Source package are available if you don't feel confident. I think only one file is taken from the official kernel source and put into the kernel mod tree to be built.

Last edited by nx5000; 04-11-2007 at 09:45 AM.
 
Old 04-11-2007, 11:49 AM   #7
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Thanks nx5000 for taking time to reply me.
My friend told me as I am not familiar with this hard drive encryption program, I am running the risk of loosing all data. Then the solution will be to reformat and install the operating system and other programs from the start.

That is why I touched on the subject of backing up of data before embarking on this.

Still I didn't find time to do any back up. I just came home from the gym.
Do you think it is not necessary to make back up of data?
Do you think this will work with my FC5 smoothly?
What is the 'yum command'?

There are a couple of 'Kmod-truecrypt ' and ' Kmod-rt ' programs.
Which is the right one?
 
  


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