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Fix "adduser: Could not find program named `ecryptfs-setup-private' in $PATH".

Tags:  Ubuntu   Encryption   ErrorMsgs   
Created on Tue, 10 Apr 2012.

Motivation Behind This Cheatsheet

I was creating a user with encrypted home directory usnig "adduser --encrypt-home username" when I got the mentioned error.

The Cheatsheet

To solve this, you need ecryptfs-utils... so,

sudo apt-get install ecryptfs-utils

will do it for you. But, if you try run "adduser --encrypt-home username" again, you will get an error saying

ERROR:  Cannot get ecryptfs version, ecryptfs kernel module not loaded?
adduser: `/usr/bin/ecryptfs-setup-private -b -u username' returned error code 1. Exiting.

so, I restarted my server with

sudo shutdown -r now

Further Discussion

This happened to me on a fresh install of ubuntu 10.04



PLEASE let me know if I'm doing something wrong, or if you have any suggestions or requests~

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