problem with cryptkeeper (2nd time)

Colin Law clanlaw at
Wed Nov 14 09:00:44 UTC 2012

On 14 November 2012 07:01, Joep L. Blom <jlblom at> wrote:
> On 12/11/12 15:03, Colin Law wrote:
>>> Colin,
>>> Thanks for the suggestion. I think I have a 10.04 somewhere as a vmware
>>> guest and will try that. I didn't use a backup but the normal encrypted
>>> file
>>> as it was in my home directory and I assume that an upgrade honours that
>>> and
>>> doesn't touch files there.
>> You are right, it should not be changed by an upgrade.  However, for
>> the future, any file that contains important data should be backed up
>> regularly.  After all a disc or PC can go up in smoke (literally or
>> metaphorically) at any moment, or a user error can delete or corrupt a
>> file very easily.
>>> However, I cannot imagine that something in cryptkeeper has changed as
>>> the
>>> version hasn't changed.
>> Well it appears that something has changed or you would not have the
>> problem.
>> Don't forget to try it loging on as a different user.
>> Colin
> Well, Colin,
> I followed your suggestion and fired up an old 11.10 that I had installed
> under VMware. And your suggestion turned out to be right. I installed
> cryptkeeper there, copied the directory that contained the encrypted file
> and started cryptkeeper. It worked without a problem and when I entered my
> password, Hurray!! I have my unencrypted file with everything in it again.!
> Now I assume I have to file a bug for it as it is definitively a bug in the
> upgrade either of cryptkeeper - what I don't expect - or in the runtime
> libraries used by cryptkeeper and that is much more serious.
> I have never entered a bug but I will try to do it. I assume it's not so
> difficult. You know how?

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