[Grml] Missing mcrypt/mdecrypt

Ulrich Dangel mru at grml.org
Mon Jul 11 11:03:04 CEST 2011

* Stefan Weiss wrote [11.07.11 06:13]:
> - but it seems mcrypt and mdecrypt are not included in the (full-size)  
> Grml ISO. Any chance of adding those to the next release?

I am not sure but according to the package description mcrypt is

 Please note that this package is buggy and unmaintained by
 the upstream authors.  If you can, please look for other
 implementations (openssl, gnutls, gnupg).

Therefore i don't think it is worthwhile to ship mcrypt.

> I'm not set on using mcrypt; if there's a better way to do this, I'd be  
> interested in that, too. I never store unencrypted data on portable  
> devices (ever since I almost lost one), not even automated backups.

Use openssl/gnupg/gnutls.

> But more generally, mcrypt/mdecrypt might come in handy in recovery  
> situations, so it might make sense to include them anyway. Same goes for  
> TrueCrypt, come to think of it.

Truecrypt can not be shipped with Grml as it has a propertary license.

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