[blfs-support] Cryptsetup

William Harrington kb0iic at berzerkula.org
Wed Nov 27 14:14:11 PST 2013

On Nov 27, 2013, at 3:59 PM, Richard Melville wrote:

> I realise that cryptsetup is not in the BLFS book but I wondered if  
> anybody knows whether libdevmapper (crypsetup configure fails  
> complaining about its absence) can be installed on its own or if I'm  
> going to have to install the complete LVM package.  I'm not planning  
> to use LVM as it seems redundant since the emergence of Btrfs, but   
> I need cryptsetup, and thus libdevmapper, for encryption.

You will also need popt.

As for libdevmapper installation:

make libdm
make -C libdm install

That will get you the libraries and pkg config file and headers  
needed. I haven't tested it, but if that is all it takes, then that  
should be fine.


William Harrington

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