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cryptmount-5.3.1.tar.gz and cryptmount-5.3.2.tar.gz

About: cryptmount allows any user to access encrypted filing systems on demand under GNU/Linux systems. It also assists the system administrator in creating and managing encrypted filesystems based on the kernels dm-crypt device-mapper target.

RELNOTES  (cryptmount-5.3.1):RELNOTES  (cryptmount-5.3.2)
Release notes for cryptmount-5.3.1 Release notes for cryptmount-5.3.2
RW Penney, January 2019 RW Penney, November 2019
Introduction Introduction
============ ============
cryptmount is a utility for GNU/Linux operating systems which allows cryptmount is a utility for GNU/Linux operating systems which allows
an ordinary user to mount an encrypted filing system without requiring an ordinary user to mount an encrypted filing system without requiring
superuser privileges, and which assists the system-administrator in superuser privileges, and which assists the system-administrator in
creating and managing encrypted filesystems & swap-partitions. creating and managing encrypted filesystems & swap-partitions.
cryptmount was written to address differences between the capabilities of cryptmount was originally written because of differences between
the loopback device of the 2.4/2.6 kernel series and the newer, preferred, the capabilities of the loopback device of the 2.4/2.6 kernel series
device-mapper mechanisms of kernels since linux-2.6. and the newer, preferred, device-mapper mechanisms of kernels since linux-2.6.
cryptmount automatically performs the various stages of configuring cryptmount automatically performs the various stages of configuring
any supporting loopback and device-mapper targets needed to access any supporting loopback and device-mapper targets needed to access
an encrypted filing system before actually mounting it, but an encrypted filing system before actually mounting it, but
without requiring the user to be explicitly granted root privileges without requiring the user to be explicitly granted root privileges
through either knowing the root password or through tools such as sudo. through either knowing the root password or through tools such as sudo.
Filesystems managed by cryptmount can also be designated so that only Filesystems managed by cryptmount can also be designated so that only
the superuser can (un)mount them. the superuser can (un)mount them.
By allowing user-level, on-demand, mounting of encrypted filing systems, By allowing user-level, on-demand, mounting of encrypted filing systems,
cryptmount allows filesystems that are only used intermittently to be cryptmount allows filesystems that are only used intermittently to be
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Summary of new features in cryptmount-5.3 Summary of new features in cryptmount-5.3
========================================= =========================================
This (stable) release offers the following enhancements: This (stable) release offers the following enhancements:
* Improved compatability with libcryptsetup-2.x * Improved compatability with libcryptsetup-2.x
It has been tested on the following systems: It has been tested on the following systems:
* Arch Linux (early-Jan-2019) (x86_64) * Arch Linux (mid-Nov-2019) (x86_64)
* CentOS 7.4 (x86_64) * CentOS 8.0.1905 (x86_64)
* Debian GNU/Linux 10.x ("buster"/"testing", early-Jan-2019) (x86) * Debian GNU/Linux 11.x ("bullseye"/"testing", mid_Nov-2019) (x86)
* Debian GNU/Linux 9.6 ("stretch") (x86) * Debian GNU/Linux 10.2 ("buster") (amd64, x86)
* Debian GNU/Linux 8.10 ("jessie") (x86) * Debian GNU/Linux 9.11 ("stretch") (x86)
* Fedora 27 (x86_64) * Debian GNU/Linux 8.11 ("jessie") (x86)
* Gentoo (early-Jan-2019) (x86) * Gentoo (mid-Nov-2019) (x86)
* Ubuntu 18.04 ("bionic") (x86_64) * Ubuntu 19.10 ("eoan") (x86_64)
Summary of new features in cryptmount-5.2 Summary of new features in cryptmount-5.2
========================================= =========================================
This (stable) release offers the following enhancements: This (stable) release offers the following enhancements:
* Fixes to filesystem-check (fsck) PATH setup * Fixes to filesystem-check (fsck) PATH setup
* Allowing multiple password attempts within setup script * Allowing multiple password attempts within setup script
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