starting Fedora Server SIG

Enrico Scholz enrico.scholz at
Wed Nov 12 20:05:17 UTC 2008

Bill Nottingham <notting at> writes:

>> plymouth (required by mkinitrd) can installed by default, but there
>> should be possibility to run without it
> As it's used for handling encryption passphrases (and will be used
> even more in future releases for this, to do sane storage handling),
> it's not optional.

This thread is about a *server* SIG, isn't it?  Most servers do not need
disk encryption as they are located in physically secured rooms.  They
must be able to reboot without manual interaction too.

Hence, when password prompts are the only reason for plymouth, then
plymouth should be optional; especially when it has heavy dependencies
like pango.


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