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The last time I installed Truecrypt (on Debian) I built the package myself. I'm now on Ubuntu 11.04 and I'd rather not do that again. The only download they have on their site is a tarball, but I prefer to install from a package than manually where possible.

Is there an actively maintained PPA or repository somewhere with Truecrypt for Ubuntu 11.04, or even just built packages available to download?

(I realise it's kept out of Ubuntu and Launchpad because of licensing issues, but that doesn't mean there isn't another repo elsewhere...)

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v7.1 of true-crypt exists in the SuperOS PPA for Oneiric & Lucid (v7.0a for Natty)

Suggestion would be to install this external PPA - install truecrypt and immediately via Software Sources, disable (untick) the SuperOS source. The reason for this, SuperOS contains many packages that you may not want to upgrade to. The choice is yours.

to install

Installation instructions are on the SuperOS website

The SuperOS deb you download installs the PPA and the GPG keys

Once you have added the PPA

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install truecrypt

as with all PPAs - this can make your system unstable - have a valid disk-image that you can restore to

not tested by myself

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