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0004719Kali Linux[All Projects] Kali Package Improvementpublic2018-09-08 09:12
Reporterfl0 Assigned Torhertzog  
Status resolvedResolutionno change required 
Product Version2018.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version2018.4 
Summary0004719: Use of /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/cryptsetup is deprecated
DescriptionA warning message is printed when updating kernel/initramfs:

root@kali:~# update-initramfs -u
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-kali2-amd64
WARNING: Setting CRYPTSETUP in /etc/initramfs-tools/initramfs.conf is deprecated and will stop working in the future. Use /etc/cryptsetup-initramfs/conf-hook instead.
Steps To Reproduceroot@kali:~# update-initramfs -u
Additional InformationSet "CRYPTSETUP=y" in /etc/cryptsetup-initramfs/conf-hook and delete /etc/initramfs-tools/conf.d/cryptsetup .



2018-04-27 13:25

administrator   ~0009071

Can you please post the output of "dpkg -s cryptsetup" ?

I believe that this issue has been fixed already but you might have an old config file lying around.


2018-04-27 14:16

reporter   ~0009074

I also get this warning.Here is the output of dpkg -s cryptsetup

Package: cryptsetup
Status: install ok installed
Priority: optional
Section: admin
Installed-Size: 377
Maintainer: Debian Cryptsetup Team <>
Architecture: amd64
Version: 2:2.0.1-1kali1
Replaces: cryptsetup-luks, hashalot (<< 0.3-2)
Provides: cryptsetup-luks
Depends: cryptsetup-bin (>= 2:1.6.0), dmsetup, debconf (>= 0.5) | debconf-2.0, libc6 (>= 2.15)
Recommends: busybox | busybox-static, console-setup, initramfs-tools (>= 0.129) | linux-initramfs-tool, kbd
Suggests: dosfstools, keyutils, liblocale-gettext-perl
Breaks: hashalot (<< 0.3-2)
Conflicts: cryptsetup-luks
 /etc/cryptsetup-initramfs/conf-hook 7c1314c3f6ebb652e75fd5787206c47f
 /etc/default/cryptdisks 756141f7eacf1a272a2f6e51646b3aa4
 /etc/init.d/cryptdisks 20b58baefc1aed5021a28e2fb9439edd
 /etc/init.d/cryptdisks-early e1cf19de7f8aae9e52a6aa7c244fe65d
Description: disk encryption support - startup scripts
 Cryptsetup provides an interface for configuring encryption on block
 devices (such as /home or swap partitions), using the Linux kernel
 device mapper target dm-crypt. It features integrated Linux Unified Key
 Setup (LUKS) support.
 Cryptsetup is backwards compatible with the on-disk format of cryptoloop,
 but also supports more secure formats. This package includes support for
 automatically configuring encrypted devices at boot time via the config
 file /etc/crypttab. Additional features are cryptoroot support through
 initramfs-tools and several supported ways to read a passphrase or key.


2018-04-27 15:26

reporter   ~0009075

Same output as @usama.

I have this warning on all my Kali machines including fresh installed one (2 week old).


2018-08-25 20:36

reporter   ~0009525

Same here.. for this for some time now


2018-09-08 09:12

administrator   ~0009613

This got fixed as we no longer have any CRYPTSETUP=y setting currently. But we had to reintroduce it for 0004945. But I reported the problem that it should not warn for this case to Debian, so it should hopefully be fixed soon.

See where the maintainer said he would fix it.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-04-27 12:13 fl0 New Issue
2018-04-27 13:25 rhertzog Note Added: 0009071
2018-04-27 13:25 rhertzog Assigned To => rhertzog
2018-04-27 13:25 rhertzog Status new => feedback
2018-04-27 14:16 usama Note Added: 0009074
2018-04-27 15:26 fl0 Note Added: 0009075
2018-04-27 15:26 fl0 Status feedback => assigned
2018-08-25 20:36 kimocoder Note Added: 0009525
2018-09-08 09:12 rhertzog Status assigned => resolved
2018-09-08 09:12 rhertzog Resolution open => no change required
2018-09-08 09:12 rhertzog Fixed in Version => 2018.4
2018-09-08 09:12 rhertzog Note Added: 0009613