Update on Truecrypt

An old posting (Got something to hide?) discussed the installation of the Truecrypt file encryption system under Ubuntu Version 8.04. While this was simply a matter of downloading and installing a tar.gz file, the latest release of Ubuntu (Version 13.10, Saucy Salamander) requires a new approach.

The problem seems to be that Version 13.10 (and reportedly 13.04) no longer supports the use of the tray icon. In consequence, a Personal Package Archive (PPA) produced by Stefan Sundin replaces the tray icon for Truecrypt Version 7.1a with an application indicator.

I’m not really sure what this entails. Suffice it to say that the regular tar.gz file for Truecrypt doesn’t install properly under Ubuntu 13.10 while the PPA version works flawlessly.

The commands to call up Stefan’s PPA repository and install Truecrypt are as follows:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stefansundin/truecrypt
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install truecrypt

References:

TrueCrypt With Ubuntu AppIndicator PPA
http://www.webupd8.org/2013/08/truecrypt-with-ubuntu-appindicator-ppa.html

Stefan Sundin – truecrypt
https://launchpad.net/~stefansundin/+archive/truecrypt

How to Install TrueCrypt with Indicator Applet in Ubuntu 13.04
http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2013/08/install-truecrypt-with-indicator-ubuntu-1304/

Got something to hide?
https://linuxnorth.wordpress.com/2011/04/02/got-something-to-hide/

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One Response to Update on Truecrypt

  1. Hoover Campoverde says:

    Thank you so much, it really works with Ubuntu 13.10 amd64

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