Package: wnpp Severity: normal I request assistance with maintaining the cryptsetup package. Cryptsetup is the commandline frontend to dm-crypt, the device encryption implemented in the linux kernel. The package contains a lot of scripts and wrappers in order to manage encrypted devices. A key feature of the package is support for an encrypted root filesystem. Unfortunately, reallife issues keep me away from giving the package the love it needs. Many open bugs, two of them being release critical speak for themselves. To be honest, the package is not in shape for being released within squeeze right now. Currently I'm the only maintainer of the cryptsetup package. A team already exists (pkg-cryptsetup @ alioth), but former comaintainers stopped working on the package ages ago. I'm looking forward to welcome you in the Debian Cryptsetup Team ;-) The package description is: Cryptsetup provides a command-line interface for configuring encrypted devices. This is done using the Linux kernel device mapper target dm-crypt. This version of cryptsetup has integrated support for LUKS. . cryptsetup is backwards compatible with the on-disk format of cryptoloop, but also supports more secure formats. This package includes support for automatically configuring encrypted devices at boot time via the config file /etc/crypttab. Additional features are cryptoroot support through initramfs-tools and several supported ways to read a passphrase or key.
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