How To Install CipherShed 7.1a On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the development of TrueCrypt has been dropped, but a bunch of developers have adopted the project and decided to continue the work on the TrueCrypt’s source code, under a new name: CipherShed.

While it is still under development, CipherShed 7.1a, based on TrueCrypt 7.1a, can be installed from Git.

How To Install CipherShed 7.1a On Ubuntu, Debian And Derivative Systems

In this article I will show you how to install CipherShed 7.1a on Ubuntu, Debian and derivative systems: Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, LXLE, Linux Lite, Peppermint, Deepin, Linux Lite, Kwheezy, Crunchbang, SparkyLinux.

Because it is not available via any repository or PPA, we have to install CipherShed 7.1a from sources. Follow the instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

Install the needed dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install build-essential libwxgtk2.8-dev nasm pkg-config git wx2.8-headers libwxbase2.8-dev libfuse-dev libfuse2 libgtk2.0-dev

Download the CipherShed Git code:

$ cd ~
$ sudo git clone https://github.com/CipherShed/CipherShed.git

Compile CipherShed:

$ cd CipherShed/src
$ make
$ LIBS="-ldl" make

For an easier usage, create this symlink:

$ sudo ln -sf ~/CipherShed/src/Main/ciphershed /usr/bin/ciphershed

To start CipherShed, just open a terminal, type ciphershed and hit enter.

Optional, to remove ciphershed, do:

$ sudo rm -r ~/CipherShed /usr/bin/ciphershed

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