[arch-general] Kpartx should be in the repos and archiso for enabling encrypted GPT install

Robin Broda arch-ml at coderobe.net
Sun Jan 13 22:50:23 UTC 2019

On 1/13/19 5:56 PM, Neven Sajko via arch-general wrote:
> To mount a root GPT partition which resides on an encrypted disk, one
> needs the kpartx tool to make the mapping for the partition (the kernel
> does not independently make those for partitions on device mapper maps,
> which is what a dm-crypt decrypted device is). Thus kpartx needs to be
> on the Archlinux installation ISO to enable that kind of setup.
> It would of course first be necessary for an Archlinux Developer or
> Trusted User to adopt kpartx, so I hope there is somebody willing to do
> this ...? Note that kpartx is a common utility and in its own package
> across a lot of distributions; like Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE,
> ...

It's your lucky day!

I just pushed it to [community] as multipath-tools, please test it.

> Appended is an example PKGBUILD which only installs the kpartx
> executable and manual page:

That's terrible, why bother splitting it up from the rest of the project?

Rob (coderobe)

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