RPM packages for Fedora/RedHat

Topics: Feature Requests, Technical Issues, Users Discussion
Feb 8, 2015 at 9:16 PM
Edited Feb 8, 2015 at 9:17 PM
If someone is interested in Veracrypt rpm packages for Fedora/RedHat contact me at rene@maxef.nl. Made packages for RHEL6 (x86_64), Fedora 14- (x86, x86_64) and Fedora 20- (armv7l).
Feb 9, 2015 at 8:27 PM

If you publish your RPM packages through a web page, I kind put a link to it in VeraCrypt home page and communicate about it on twitter so that more users are aware of their existence and they can send feedback about their tests.

Of course, VeraCrypt is open to any contribution concerning the packaging of RPM or Debian packages and you are welcome to help on this.
Mar 8, 2015 at 2:01 AM
This weekend placed RPM packages on: https://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/drlinux/VeraCrypt/ for FC20, FC21 and EL6. For i386 and x86_64 arch.

If you want ARM-arch too, armv7hl (banana-pi) or armv6l (pidora18 for raspberry-pi) contact me at rene@maxef.nl.


Mar 8, 2015 at 3:42 PM
Thank you for your work on making VeraCrypt available as RPM packages. I have added your link to the contributes resources page: https://veracrypt.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=Contributed%20Resources

Indeed, having binaries for multiple ARM targets will be very helpful.

Thank you again.
Apr 12, 2015 at 6:06 PM
Now AVAILABLE: RPM-packages for Fedora-ARM; Fedora 18 for RaspberryPI (Pidora) and Fedora 20 for BananaPI.


You can find my Public-Key and Yum-scripts (for 'Yum install' and updates) on:

Happy Wkend,

Apr 21, 2015 at 6:37 PM
Edited Apr 21, 2015 at 6:42 PM
From: Tom Callaway tcallawa@redhat.com
To: rene@vermare.nl
Cc: Kevin Fenzi kfenzi@redhat.com
Subject: Legal issue with your copr: http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/drlinux/VeraCrypt/
Date: 21-04-15 18:18:53

Hi! Unfortunately, your copr is licensed in such a way that it is not
permitted in Fedora. The TrueCrypt license is non-free. Please
immediately delete the "VeraCrypt" copr.



Red Hat

At 10:30 pm. on april 21; the VeraCrypt project is deleted from copr.fedoraproject.org

I will soon make them available elsewhere.
Apr 21, 2015 at 9:49 PM
Hi everybody,

Just decided to discontinue packaging VeraCrypt for Fedora/RedHat, it is against Fedora/RedHat's policy, see: Forbidden items - Fedora, I will respect that and I shall stop packaging any software that is not 'Open Source' (VeraCrypt is based on TrueCrypt) (See link).

Sorry for the inconvenience,

Dr. Linux
Apr 21, 2015 at 11:03 PM

It is very sad that the license is not considered free. This point of view has been around for years and I don't understand the reaction towards the TrueCrypt license. Can anyone shed light on the specific problems with it?

At the end, it is the end users who are loosing the most.

Thank you anyway for your effort. In order to make it possible for others to resume your work, can you please share your rpm build scripts? With your permission, I may include them on the official sources (all credits preserved of course).
Apr 22, 2015 at 6:36 PM

I shall see what I can do to post my buildscripts and howto's. Let you know soon, by posting URL.


Dr. Linux
Apr 25, 2015 at 7:22 PM
While I don't know how much work it would be, another option might be to redesign Veracrypt's TrueCrypt support to use the BSD licensed tcplay library: https://github.com/bwalex/tc-play

That's Fedora's recommendation for a freely licensed way of accessing TrueCrypt encrypted volumes, and it's just a "yum install tcplay" away for folks where the TrueCrypt read-only volume support built into cryptsetup is insufficient.

Fedora's far from the only organisation that pays close attention to software licensing requirements, so any concerns that keep a piece of software out of Fedora are going to keep it out of the hands of a lot of other people as well.
Apr 25, 2015 at 8:15 PM
another option is GPL licensed zuluCrypt[1]. zuluCrypt can create and open VeraCrypt volumes among other encrypted volumes.

[1] http://mhogomchungu.github.io/zuluCrypt/