ecryptfs-recover-private is broken on recent ubuntu & debian systems

Bug #1736672 reported by Peter Eckersley on 2017-12-06
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Bug Description

I was trying to recover some backups, and noticed that ecryptfs-recover-private was working on Ubuntu 16.04, but would fail for the same directory and invocation on 17.10 and Debian unstable (

The issue seems to be the same as, and calling "keyctl link @u @s" seems to fix it. Perhaps that command should be added to the ecryptfs-recover-private script?

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