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I have truecrypt-6.3a-setup-x86 software which is a shell script. When I double click it in Konqueror, it goes through the installation process. I then type in my root password. Then it says

 

username not in sudoers file.

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Apparently the script must be run as root.

But I have to warn you: Do NOT install stuff which is outside your distro's PMS. You will bork your system beyond repair.

BTW the current version of Truecrypt is 7.0a, and it's almost sure that it's included in a Mandriva repository. It may be called "realcrypt", as there is a lisencing issue with truecypt and some distros have rebranded it.

You can also use dm-crypt/LUKS encryption instead, which is included in the Linux kernel.

 

EDIT: Truecrypt 7.0 has been packaged and distributed by MIB.

http://mib.pianetalinux.org/MIB/

Edited by scarecrow

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But I have to warn you: Do NOT install stuff which is outside your distro's PMS. You will bork your system beyond repair.

 

Not necessarily true. Possible, perhaps, but not guaranteed that it will bork the system. If installing rpm's designated for a totally different system than Mandriva, eg: OpenSUSE, Red Hat, etc, yes it could do, or just simply get you into a dependency nightmare trying to install it.

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Yes, not necessarily true, but better being safe than sorry.

And anyway, Mandriva Italian (International ?) Backports (MIB) is sort-of-trusted repository, so it should be preferred, IMO.

Edited by scarecrow

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Yes, not necessarily true, but better being safe than sorry.

And anyway, Mandriva Italian (International ?) Backports (MIB) is sort-of-trusted repository, so it should be preferred, IMO.

 

I agree yes, using the repos is the best method if the software is available, or rpms designated for manual download specifically for Mandriva. Alternatively, a downloadable shell script installation is fine.

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Thank you both. I did try root but got:

 

-bash: truecrypt-6.3a-setup-x86: command not found. The original file was inside a xxx.tar.gz

 

I installed the version 6.1 rpm.

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command not found

you probably needed to type a path as well

 

I installed the version 6.1 rpm

From the repositories?

And 6.1 is working OK?

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Daniewicz

 

Thanks. You were right, I needed the full path, even though I was already in the correct folder. I installed it!! [problem solved thanks]

 

I got 6.1 from the website and it works.

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A tip for the future, Linux only looks in your path for the command not the current directory.

To execute a command or script in the current directory you preface it with ./ thus

./truecrypt-6.3a-setup-x86

would have worked.

 

Ken

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:beer:

Thanks for the barley sandwich. :D

Further tip:

If ./truecrypt-6.3a-setup-x86 returns truecrypt-6.3a-setup-x86 is not executable then preface it with "sh "

sh ./truecrypt-6.3a-setup-x86

This works for most if not all scripts without setting the executable flag on the script.

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By "setting executable flag" you mean "chmod +x"?

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