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    Default Truecrypt on OpenSUSE 11.2

    Hi,

    I'd like to know how I can install truecrypt on Opensuse 11.2 32 bits. I've made a search trough Yast and the opensuse 1-click install website but could not find any package for truecrypt.

    Is there an alternative way to install with software? (I am quite a newbie to Linux, so any solution that does not fall into the category of Yast or web-based installation of packages will be exotic for me )

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Truecrypt on OpenSUSE 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by pomchip
    Hi,

    I'd like to know how I can install truecrypt on Opensuse 11.2 32 bits.
    I've made a search trough Yast and the opensuse 1-click install website
    but could not find any package for truecrypt.

    Is there an alternative way to install with software? (I am quite a
    newbie to Linux, so any solution that does not fall into the category of
    Yast or web-based installation of packages will be exotic for me )

    Thanks

    Hi
    You would need to build yourself as it's a blacklisted application.
    http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-b.../msg00055.html

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    Default Re: Truecrypt on OpenSUSE 11.2

    OK,

    I wasn't aware of those legal issues. Thank you very much for the link. Do you have any alternative software to suggest?

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    Default Re: Truecrypt on OpenSUSE 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by pomchip
    OK,

    I wasn't aware of those legal issues. Thank you very much for the link.
    Do you have any alternative software to suggest?
    Hi
    There is nothing stopping you from building it yourself I have also
    asked on the mailing list for confirmation of the status, so when I get
    a reply I can update

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    Default Re: Truecrypt on OpenSUSE 11.2

    I guess I could try... although the last time I've built/compiled a software myself, I probably did not use the proper method and ended up not knowing where/what I compiled the software... Is there a clean way to build from source and make yast or another system management program aware of this build?

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    Default Re: Truecrypt on OpenSUSE 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by pomchip
    I guess I could try... although the last time I've built/compiled a
    software myself, I probably did not use the proper method and ended up
    not knowing where/what I compiled the software... Is there a clean way
    to build from source and make yast or another system management program
    aware of this build?
    Hi
    I recommend reading up on how to package rpms. You could then have a
    directory on your system that can be setup as a local repository via
    YaST Software Repositories and the 'plain rpm' check box selected.

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    Default Re: Truecrypt on OpenSUSE 11.2

    Truecrypt is included in the packman repo but is rebranded as "realcrypt". It's the truecrypt software with a different name, so you don't need to compile/build yourself.

    Go here for a one-click install link.
    Last edited by queequeg; 14-Jul-2010 at 09:07. Reason: Added hyperlink forconvenience.

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    Default Re: Truecrypt on OpenSUSE 11.2

    On 2010-07-14 13:56 GMT pomchip wrote:

    >
    > OK,
    >
    > I wasn't aware of those legal issues. Thank you very much for the
    > link. Do you have any alternative software to suggest?


    The kernel supports encrypted filesystem out of the box. You don't need
    anything else.

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    Default Re: Truecrypt on OpenSUSE 11.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Carlos E. R. View Post
    The kernel supports encrypted filesystem out of the box. You don't need
    anything else.
    Perhaps you don't need anything else, but truecrypt/realcrypt supports a multitude of features that the kernel encryption does not. (Hidden OS, portable containers, plausible deniability, etc.)

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    Default Re: Truecrypt on OpenSUSE 11.2

    Well,

    My main concern is to be able to access in Linux to a encrypted external drive I have created with truecrypt on a Windows installation (which crashed ). So, I guess I need the real thing.

    Anyway, i was able to get truecrypt install on my opensuse box. I'll have a look at realcrypt when I get a chance. Apparently, truecrypt and realcrypt cannot co-exist on the same system.

    Thanks to all for your help.

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