ssss - Shamir's secret sharing scheme implementation

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name ssss
Package version 0.5
Package release 3
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 72 B
Download size 16.00 KB
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Implementation of Shamir's Secret Sharing Scheme. The program suite
does both: the generation of shares for a known secret, and the
reconstruction of a secret using user-provided shares.
Shamir's Secret Sharing Scheme allows a secret to be split in to shares.
These shares can then be distributed to different people. When the time comes
to retrieve the secret then a preset number of the shares need to be combined.
The number of shares created, and the number needed to retrieve the secret
are set at splitting time. The number of shares required to re-create the
secret can be chosen to be less that the number of shares created, so any
large enough subset of the shares can retrieve the secret.
This scheme allows a secret to be shared, either to reduce the chances that
the secret is lost, or to increase the number of parties that must cooperate
to reveal the secret.


Package Version Architecture Repository
ssss_0.5-3_amd64.deb 0.5 amd64 Ubuntu Universe
ssss - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libgmp10 -


Type URL
Binary Package ssss_0.5-3_i386.deb
Source Package ssss

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install ssss deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install ssss




2015-09-02 - Tomasz Buchert <>
ssss (0.5-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* New maintainer. Thanks James! (Closes: #797689)
* d/control: update (Closes: #615409)
* Switch to dh (Closes: #559262)
* Switch to gbp & refresh patches (Closes: #641434)
* d/copyright: make machine-readable
* d/patches: fix wrong use of memset (Closes: #609092)
* d/patches: do not strip binary (Closes: #438045)
* Install doc.html (Closes: #559263)
2006-09-19 - James Westby <>
ssss (0.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
* New maintainer. Thanks David. (Closes: #387234)
* Switch to quilt for patch management.
* debian/compat:
- Switch to level 5.
* debian/copyright:
- Add proper copyright statement and license header.
- Add a statement about the copyright on the Debian packaging.
* debian/rules:
- Remove unneeded configure targets.
- Remove unused dh_ calls.
- Actually use the CFLAGS in the build.
- Comment out DH_VERBOSE = 1.
* debian/control:
- Change the maintainer to myself.
- Update Standards-Version to 3.7.2 (no changes required).
- Add ${misc:Depends}.
- Improve description.
- Add Homepage: field.
- Bump dependency on debhelper to >= 5.0.
* debian/patches:
- 01-Makefile-install: The patch from the last version to add an install
- 05-man-hyphen: Escape all hyphens in the manpage source so they come
out as the correct groff characters.
* debian/watch:
- Add.
2006-01-16 - David Moreno Garza <>
ssss (0.5-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2005-10-23 - David Moreno Garza <>
ssss (0.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release.

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