ecryptfs-utils does not support uclibc

Reported by Tao Wang on 2012-10-29
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Bug Description

I want to compile the ecryptfs-utils with uclibc, which does not support nss. But in "src/libecryptfs/main.c" and "src/libcryptfs/key_management.c", "nss.h" is incuded hardly. I think ecryptfs-utils should support uclibc,
right?

Thanks.
Tao Wang.

Tyler Hicks (tyhicks) wrote :

We use NSS for hashing and encryption functions. I suppose that someone could move those NSS calls over to libgcrypt calls, but it is not high on the list of priorities for the upstream developers. Please feel free to attach a patch and we'll give it a review.

Changed in ecryptfs:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Confirmed
Tao Wang (taowang0713) wrote :

OK, but I have a question.
I found NSS could be disabled by "./configure --disable-nss" before building it. It means libgcrypt is used.
Do you mean it does not work currently?

Thanks.

On 2012-10-30 04:16:21, Tao Wang wrote:
> OK, but I have a question.
> I found NSS could be disabled by "./configure --disable-nss" before building it. It means libgcrypt is used.
> Do you mean it does not work currently?

Good question. No, it doesn't currently work.

It looks like Dustin pulled the gcrypt code in revno 406
(ecryptfs-utils-76). I vaguely remember him doing that, but I'll speak
with him and we'll decide if we want to reintroduce this code.

Tao Wang (taowang0713) wrote :

I see. Thanks.
 在 2012-10-30 下午4:20,"Tyler Hicks" <email address hidden>写道:

> On 2012-10-30 04:16:21, Tao Wang wrote:
> > OK, but I have a question.
> > I found NSS could be disabled by "./configure --disable-nss" before
> building it. It means libgcrypt is used.
> > Do you mean it does not work currently?
>
> Good question. No, it doesn't currently work.
>
> It looks like Dustin pulled the gcrypt code in revno 406
> (ecryptfs-utils-76). I vaguely remember him doing that, but I'll speak
> with him and we'll decide if we want to reintroduce this code.
>
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> Title:
> ecryptfs-utils does not support uclibc
>
> Status in eCryptfs:
> Confirmed
>
> Bug description:
> I want to compile the ecryptfs-utils with uclibc, which does not
> support nss. But in "src/libecryptfs/main.c" and
> "src/libcryptfs/key_management.c", "nss.h" is incuded hardly. I think
> ecryptfs-utils should support uclibc,
> right?
>
> Thanks.
> Tao Wang.
>
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