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izquierdista 12-09-2005 09:13 PM

cannot install truecrypt on SUSE 9.3
hello, I downloaded a program called TrueCrypt off of the following website: this program is used to encrypt and password protect files in any type of drive (including USB flash drives, which is why I downloaded the program) and can be opened on any computer regardless of teh operating system

This is what I did:

I downloaded the version for SUSE 9.3 which is a tar.gz file that contains an RPM for SUSE 9.3. as soon as it downloads to my home folder I go to the tar.gz file and click on it then I see a folder called truecrypt, I click on that folder and I see an RPM I click on the RPM and then it asks for my root password and whenever it starts installing it says that an error was encountered.

this is the error message that I get when installing the RPM:

Error: Linux kernel version 2.6.8-24-default required.
error: %pre(truecrypt-4.1-0) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping truecrypt-4.1-0

2005-12-09 22:47:34 truecrypt.rpm install failed
rpm output:
Error: Linux kernel version required.
error: %pre(truecrypt-4.1-0) scriptlet failed, exit status 1
error: install: %pre scriptlet failed (2), skipping truecrypt-4.1-0

what am I doing wrong? DO I have to do anything to the tar.gz file before I can use the RPM inside it??? I tried downloading the version for SUSE 9.3 and installing it but I get the same error.

What should I do can some one tell me how to properly install this program or where I can get a working version of it??

I really dont care how I install this program, can some one tell me how what I have to do to install this program by using the source code???


unSpawn 12-10-2005 06:41 AM

//BTW: your question is not about security, but about installing software.

Check which kernel version you have as the error output clearly says it needs a specific kernel version.
If you haven't got that kernel then you may need to build the app from source (using the spec file in the source tarball if it's provided).

izquierdista 12-10-2005 08:09 PM

Hello, can you tell me how to install from the source?? on the web page I can download the source code for the program but unfortunately I dont know how to do this properly. I have tried using the instructions provided on the tutorial but I dont think I am doing this properly. can you help me out??

thanks for the reply,

unSpawn 12-11-2005 06:45 AM

Unpack the source code tarball: tar -xzf truecrypt-4.1-source-code.tar.gz
cd to the dir: cd truecrypt-4.1-source-code
read the README for notes on how to compile and what to check BEFORE you begin (see Requirements for Running Truecrypt on Linux): less -p "Requirements for Building TrueCrypt for Linux" Readme.txt
cd to your platform dir: cd Linux
su to root: su -
start the check/build process: sh

izquierdista 12-11-2005 02:35 PM

before attempting to compile the source for TrueCrypt I read the requirements for building the program on linux and it says I need the following libraries:

- Standard development tools: make, gcc, ld, strip

I know I have gcc but I dont know where I can get the other two libraries, do you know how I can get these???

unSpawn 12-12-2005 06:07 AM

You probably need the "make" and "binutils" rpm's (RHL/FC names). If you're not much experienced with package management, please install them using your favourite GUI tool so it can pick up dependencies.

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