[arch-projects] [initscripts] next release

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Sat Nov 5 05:29:26 EDT 2011

Am 05.11.2011 10:05, schrieb Tom Gundersen:

> My issue is with allowing passwords to be written "inline", as well as the 
> fact that we intepret the file as bash rather than plaintext.

When automatically opening volumes, you are not supposed to use
passphrases, but keyfiles.

> If we skip those 
> possibilities and move closer to the Debian format from which (I assume) we 
> started, things should be simpler.

I have no idea what that format is, but there is a shitload of
possibilities for crypto, and a "one line per volume" format doesn't
seem to cover them all.

> I also heard that Gnome should soon get support for dealing with the Debian-
> style crypttab format from a GUI, which we might want to take advantage of 
> (not that I use Gnome, but it sounded neat).

I'd rather have a working format than support for a broken one in a GUI.
Why would you need GUI support for crypttab anyway? I don't see the benefit.

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