Kenzip is a frontend for p7-zip.
You can create password protected 7z and zip archives with this python-qt3 utility
(Unfortunately ark does not support password protected archives.) KenZip has feasible dependency, you can install it to almost any existing distro.
It has been tested on OpenSuSE 10.2, Debian testing 2006.01. and Kanotix 2006-01-RC4 using the distros' python qt3 package.
Do not forget to install python qt3 and p7-zip before! Prefer the distro's package from repository for Debian based distributions, and the binary installer for other linux distros.
What's New in This Release:
· Help file.
· Self extracting archive, .bin and .exe formats. (See help file!)