Unable to install ecryptfs-utils

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Unable to install ecryptfs-utils

Postby lilvinz on Fri Mar 15, 2013 4:07 pm

Hi,

i am running two instances of linux mint nadia quite happily. On one of them i selected encrypted home at install time, on the other one i didn't. Now i am trying to fix this situation by installing ecryptfs-utils and then migrating my home to it. The problem is that i am not able to install the ecryptfs-utils package.
Using apt-get i get the following error:
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$ sudo apt-get install ecryptfs-utils
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ecryptfs-utils : Depends: keyutils but it is not installable
                  Recommends: cryptsetup but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.


Trying to install keyutils results in this:
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$ sudo apt-get install keyutils
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package keyutils is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'keyutils' has no installation candidate


Using aptitude it looks like this:

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$ sudo aptitude install ecryptfs-utils
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  ecryptfs-utils{b} libecryptfs0{a}
0 packages upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 146 kB of archives. After unpacking 760 kB will be used.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 ecryptfs-utils : Depends: keyutils which is a virtual package.
The following actions will resolve these dependencies:

     Keep the following packages at their current version:
1)     ecryptfs-utils [Not Installed]                     

Accept this solution? [Y/n/q/?] y
No packages will be installed, upgraded, or removed.
0 packages upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B of archives. After unpacking 0 B will be used.


I compared the apt settings with my other machine which runs ecrpytfs just fine. Google is not getting me any helpful responses but maybe i am searching for the wrong keywords. I am really stuck here. My only option would be a reinstall which i really don't like to do. Any help is very much apreciated!

Thank you and regards,

Vinz
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