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FS#64431 - [veracrypt] New hotfix1 version requires root permissions

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Opened by Musikolo (Musikolo) - Saturday, 09 November 2019, 03:56 GMT
Last edited by freswa (frederik) - Thursday, 19 March 2020, 12:36 GMT
Task Type Support Request
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Levente Polyak (anthraxx)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Description: I've noticed that the new hotfix1 version requires root permission to mount and unmount volumes. In my case, I'm mounting as a regular user a volume in my home directory, and I don't understand why root permission is now required for this. Same applies to the unmount operation. Reverting to the previous package version solves the issue.

In keeping with another thing, I found there is a new patch file (veracrypt-fix-u64-gcc.patch) which is not available in at . When can we get it?

Thank you.
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Closed by  freswa (frederik)
Thursday, 19 March 2020, 12:36 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  1.24.update4
Comment by Levente Polyak (anthraxx) - Saturday, 09 November 2019, 10:33 GMT
that patch file it sownloaded on build.
If you have a non packaging related issue, its best to contact upstream instead
Comment by Musikolo (Musikolo) - Saturday, 09 November 2019, 15:16 GMT
Yes, you're right, I just saw it is at I don't know how I overlooked it, but thanks for the clarification!

In keeping with the root permissions issue, is there any reason for this new behavior?

Thank you!
Comment by Musikolo (Musikolo) - Saturday, 16 November 2019, 04:42 GMT
Same issue reported at

I hope a solution is found soon!
Comment by Musikolo (Musikolo) - Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 04:05 GMT
Same issue reported at

I hope a solution is found soon!
Comment by Levente Polyak (anthraxx) - Friday, 10 January 2020, 11:12 GMT
Is this still happening with 1.24.update3-1 ?
Comment by Musikolo (Musikolo) - Saturday, 11 January 2020, 02:34 GMT

unfortunately, veracrypt-1.24.update3 still requires root password. :-(


I decided to give it another try I found a solution (

Long story short, I had to change my `/etc/sudoers` configuration from:
`%users ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/veracrypt`

`users ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/veracrypt, /usr/bin/uptime`

It's weird, but it solves the issue. I tried multiple times removing the the `uptime` command, and as soon as it do it, the root password is prompted again.

Thank you! :-)