cryptsetup-bin - disk encryption support - command line tools

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Backports Main amd64
Package filename cryptsetup-bin_1.6.4-4~bpo70+1_amd64.deb
Package name cryptsetup-bin
Package version 1.6.4
Package release 4~bpo70+1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 275.84 KB
Installed size 814 B
Cryptsetup provides an interface for configuring encryption on block
devices (such as /home or swap partitions), using the Linux kernel
device mapper target dm-crypt. It features integrated Linux Unified Key
Setup (LUKS) support.
This package provides cryptsetup, cryptsetup-reencrypt and luksformat.


Package Version Architecture Repository
cryptsetup-bin_1.6.4-4~bpo70+1_i386.deb 1.6.4 i386 Debian Backports Main
cryptsetup-bin_1.4.3-4_amd64.deb 1.4.3 amd64 Debian Main
cryptsetup-bin_1.4.3-4_i386.deb 1.4.3 i386 Debian Main
cryptsetup-bin - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.8
libcryptsetup4 >= 2:1.6
libpopt0 >= 1.14


Name Value
cryptsetup << 2:1.4.3-1~


Type URL
Binary Package cryptsetup-bin_1.6.4-4~bpo70+1_amd64.deb
Source Package cryptsetup

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb wheezy-backports main
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install cryptsetup-bin deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install cryptsetup-bin




2014-07-21 - intrigeri <>
cryptsetup (2:1.6.4-4~bpo70+1) wheezy-backports; urgency=medium
* Rebuild for wheezy-backports.
* Don't require automake 1.12, nor serial-tests, as suggested
by "For old automake use this" in
2014-03-03 - Jonas Meurer <>
cryptsetup (2:1.6.4-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* really fix plain device opening in initramfs cryptroot script this time.
Thanks again to Dirk Griesbach for the patch. (closes: #740592)
2014-03-02 - Jonas Meurer <>
cryptsetup (2:1.6.4-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* fix plain device opening, broken by switch to new unified open command
in 1.6.4-1. Thanks to Dirk Griesbach for the patch. (closes: #740592)
* update italian debconf translations, thanks to Italian l10n team and
Francesca Ciceri. (closes: #740557)
* remove trailing whitespaces from text files.
* some minor packaging fixes thanks to lintian checks:
- fix VCS-* fields in debian/control to use canoncial URIs.
- remove empty directory from libcryptsetup4 package.
- add lintian-override for init.d-script-not-included-in-package.
2014-03-02 - Jonas Meurer <>
cryptsetup (2:1.6.4-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* fix symlink. Thanks to Michael Biebl. (closes: #740484)
2013-06-28 - Jonas Meurer <>
cryptsetup (2:1.6.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* new upstream version 1.6.4.
- minor fixes in cryptsetup manpage. (closes: #725131)
- by default verify new passphrase in luksChangeKey and luksAddKey
commands (closes: #728302)
- cryptsetup releases are released on since 1.6.4. Change
debian/watch accordingly.
* use compiled defaults for cypher, keysize and hash in luksformat script
* improvements to docs (thanks to Christoph Anton Mitterer):
- small improvement to explanation for CRYPTTAB_TRIED environment variable
in crypttab manpage
- update cipher, size and hash settings in examples (closes: #714331)
- replace '/dev/hdX' devices with '/dev/sdX' in examples
- full path to keyscripts in /lib/cryptsetup/scripts not needed in examples
* update init and initramfs scripts to use new open syntax (closes: #714395)
* add scripts/local-block/cryptroot in order to support event based block
device handling. Thanks to Goswin von Brederlow (closes: #678692)
* add support for TCRYPT device handling to cryptdisks init and cryptroot
initramfs scripts. (closes: #722509)
* improve passphrase prompt in cryptroot initramfs script. Thanks to Joachim
Breitner. (closes: #728080)
* add support for detached luks header to cryptdisks init script. Thanks to
Ximin Luo. (closes: #716652)
* enhance docs about remote unlocking feature. Thanks to Karl O. Pinc.
(closes: #715487, #714952)
* update README.keyctl docs: since linux kernel 2.6.38, dm-crypt is not
single-threaded any longer. (closes: #714806)
* don't sleep between retries in cryptroot initramfs script. (closes: #715525)
* add multi-arch support. Thanks to Shawn Landden. (closes: #696008, #732099)
* suggest keyutils. Thanks to Nikolaus Rath. (closes: #734133, #735496)
* fix initramfs/cryptroot-hook to support more than one lvm source devices.
Thanks to Jens Reinsberger for the patch. (closes: #659688, #737686)
* bump standards-version to 3.9.5, no changes needed.
* override lintian false positives for init scripts:
- init.d-script-does-not-implement-optional-option status
- init.d-script-does-not-source-init-functions

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