Server ISO prompts for user home directory encryption, but this is useless in the common case

Bug #1552276 reported by Robie Basak on 2016-03-02
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ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

This may be the wrong package as I don't see an ecryptfs udeb. Filing here to start with to have this down at least.

12:20 <Deeps> hi guys, just installed ubuntu server 14.04 lts, during the install it asked me if i
              wanted to encrypt my homedir, which i dutifully agreed too, and then after that got an
              option for partitioning disks and setting up an encrypted lvm. if this is a single user
              system (me), is there any benefit to having an encrypted homedir if the rest of the system
              partition is also encrypted?

12:27 <rbasak> Deeps: one benefit is that nobody can access the data in the encrypted homedir when it is
               not unlocked, for example if nobody is logged in. Probably makes no difference for a
               server. I don't do it, relying on full disk encryption only, on both desktops and servers.

12:27 <Deeps> rbasak: cool thakns, thats what i thought, and was already reinstalling it without
              encrypted homedir :>

12:29 <rbasak> kirkland: ^^ I wonder if we can avoid prompting for encrypted homedir on the server ISO?
               Seems misleading to me.

12:29 <rbasak> Not sure how we'd achieve that technically mind.

15:01 <kirkland> rbasak: that's fine

15:01 <kirkland> rbasak: you're welcome to patch that out

Changed in ecryptfs-utils (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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