How To Install fscrypt on Debian 10

In this tutorial we learn how to install fscrypt on Debian 10. fscrypt is Tool for managing Linux filesystem encryption

Introduction

In this tutorial we learn how to install fscrypt on Debian 10.

What is fscrypt

fscrypt is a high-level tool for the management of Linux filesystem encryption. This tool manages metadata, key generation, key wrapping, PAM integration, and provides a uniform interface for creating and modifying encrypted directories. . To use fscrypt, you must have a filesystem with encryption enabled and a kernel that supports reading/writing from that filesystem. Currently, ext4, F2FS, and UBIFS support Linux filesystem encryption. Ext4 has supported Linux filesystem encryption since v4.1, F2FS added support in v4.2, and UBIFS added support in v4.10. Other filesystems may add support for native encryption in the future.

There are three ways to install fscrypt on Debian 10. We can use apt-get, apt and aptitude. In the following sections we will describe each method. You can choose one of them.

Install fscrypt Using apt-get

Update apt database with apt-get using the following command.

sudo apt-get update

After updating apt database, We can install fscrypt using apt-get by running the following command:

sudo apt-get -y install fscrypt

Install fscrypt Using apt

Update apt database with apt using the following command.

sudo apt update

After updating apt database, We can install fscrypt using apt by running the following command:

sudo apt -y install fscrypt

Install fscrypt Using aptitude

If you want to follow this method, you might need to install aptitude first since aptitude is usually not installed by default on Debian. Update apt database with aptitude using the following command.

sudo aptitude update

After updating apt database, We can install fscrypt using aptitude by running the following command:

sudo aptitude -y install fscrypt

How To Uninstall fscrypt on Debian 10

To uninstall only the fscrypt package we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get remove fscrypt

Uninstall fscrypt And Its Dependencies

To uninstall fscrypt and its dependencies that are no longer needed by Debian 10, we can use the command below:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove fscrypt

Remove fscrypt Configurations and Data

To remove fscrypt configuration and data from Debian 10 we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y purge fscrypt

Remove fscrypt configuration, data, and all of its dependencies

We can use the following command to remove fscrypt configurations, data and all of its dependencies, we can use the following command:

sudo apt-get -y autoremove --purge fscrypt

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Summary

In this tutorial we learn how to install fscrypt on Debian 10 using different package management tools like apt, apt-get and aptitude.