[CentOS-docs] Contribute to Centos wiki

Thu Jan 22 22:20:53 UTC 2009
Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro>

On 01/23/2009 12:08 AM, jedcred wrote:
> [...]
> This is because cryptsetup needs a newline at the end of the keyfile.   
> Just using a text editor like vim does not create a valid keyfile that  
> cryptsetup can equate with a key for an encrypted volume.  
yes, it does. if you ask it to.

> This  
> addition is (at least) worth six hours of my time,
I am so much in love with undocumented limitations... I share your pain 
here, I know the feelings

>  so hence may be  
> worth about that much to anyone who may read this valuable addition.   
> This limitation on cryptsetup and crypttab is not mentioned in the  
> crypttab nor cryptsetup manuals at all.
any editor can add a newline. and simply adding to the current 
instructions "make sure each line ends with a newline character (which 
can be created by pressing <enter> at the end of the line" should be enough

my .02 euros