Why isn't there a truecrypt package in the repositories?

Asked by flrtx on 2009-03-05

I've just installed Truecrypt and my first attempt was to type "sudo aptitude install truecrypt" but it didn't work. Then I remembered that actually there was no truecrypt package in the repositories. So I had to go to the website, download a file and then install a .deb file. That brought me some kind of Windows feeling.
Why don't you just put a package into the repositories?

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Bernhard (b.a.koenig) said : #1

Don't know if there are any reasons why this is not in the repos but you can file a bug report and ask that it be put in the repos. Usually, if there are different programs that do the same thing, then only one or two of them are put in the repos.

flrtx (fltrx) said : #2

What other programm does the same as Truecrypt?

Bernhard (b.a.koenig) said : #3

Actually, I'm not an expert in this area. Open synaptic and search for "encryption" in the package description.

I get eg kgpg which seems to be the standard encryption program in KDE. I'm sure there's something similar GNOME native as well.

Jorge Castro (jorge) said : #4

The package appears to have license problems, see the linked bug.

flrtx (fltrx) said : #5

Thanks, Jorge!