lvm is needed by (installed) mkinitrd-3.5.14-1

Jim Popovitch jimpop at
Wed Feb 18 04:59:59 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-02-17 at 23:26, Bill Nottingham wrote:

> Because, if you have root on LVM, and then you go and remove the
> tools, you won't be able to boot.  All the other bits you mention
> are kernel modules, and have no userland components necessary to
> get you to a shell.

Ok, but since mkinitrd is a requirement (in userland) to build an initrd
image prior to booting, why force lvm on all other non-lvm users just to
not inconvenience the few lvm users?  What you are describing is what
most of us call "Redhat Bloat".  It's the layering and layering of
needless dependencies on users who don't desire them.  

How long before 'rpm -q --whatrequires filesystem' equals 'rpm -qa' ? 
After all, everything resides on the filesystem. ;)

-Jim P.

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