cryptkeeper icon not showing on panel (Ubuntu 13.04)

Bug #1173716 reported by asala on 2013-04-27
This bug affects 25 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
cryptkeeper (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Seems that the app hasn't been adapted to the new whitelist ellimination policy and, so, it does not show in the top panel notification area.
The application is correctly working as the icon does show in KDE taskbar.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in cryptkeeper (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jose Luis Tirado (txelu70) wrote :

Is there any workaround to use Cryptkeeper in Raring?? What's the point to update that package in Universe if it can't be used?

I'm wondering about the same update.

Also I'm not able to find any other GUI tools for EncFS that would allow mounting encrypted directories on-demand rather than automounting at login time. Of course doing it from command line is possible, but not exactly user-friendly solution, especially since the GUI already exists & works fine and the only problem is geting access to it's icon in the notification area...

asala (asala) wrote :

In my case, as I have kubuntu & ubuntu, either from kubuntu or (if in ubuntu-unity) launching (alt-F2) plasma-desktop shows KDE icons and notification area and, hence, cryptkeeper icon. Although, well, installing the full 0.5 Gbyte kbuntu-desktop for just one program... I wouldn't call that a workaround... in my case, as I also use Kile & Kmail it gets me where I need.

yiannis66 (yiannis-karp66) wrote :

Also for me cryptkeeper do not work in 13.04

vic kairay (vic-kairay) wrote :

same is the problem with me .. plz help me out of dis .. i really need that app....

Ivan Denkov (idenkov) wrote :

Same here - this very useful and important tool for me. Yes it is not the most secure one, but is good enough, is handy and so on.

modprobe (modprobe) wrote :

True. Won't work. Please fix. Shame it's unusable in Unity.

Drew Trott (druid-well) wrote :

Could someone post instructions for getting there via command line? I am crippled without my BoxCryptor folders.

FatTony (fattony4) wrote :

use Gnome Encfs Manager instead, for now. it can import the cryptkeeper folders without problems.
ppa:gencfsm/ppa | packagename: gnome-encfs-manager
i think it's superior... ;-)

asala (asala) wrote :

Well, command-line amounts to installing encfs... see tutorial at

Another issue is that crypkeeper seems unmantained, at least no one touched the code at
in the last 4 years. So, it seems that getting this solved might not be so easy and we'll have to use command line.
Actually, I guess that saving a couple of 1-line scripts to mount/unmount your favorite folders might be the way to go if you do that frequently.

Ivan Denkov (idenkov) wrote :

Almost a year later can we know if it will be fixed, if not at least please change the status to "Won't Fix".

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