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Date:   Sun, 10 Mar 2019 20:22:08 -0400
From:   Theodore Ts'o <>
To:     Sven Hartge <>, <>
CC:     <>, <>,
Subject: Re: Bug#924275: Pulls in lvm2 packages on systems not needing them

tag 924275 +pending

On Sun, Mar 10, 2019 at 09:29:04PM +0100, Sven Hartge wrote:
> While I like the new fsck-via-LVM-snapshot feature, I think adding lvm2
> to Recommends is too agressive here.
> On systems not using LVM this will needlessly pull in the whole LVM/DM
> machinery, including changes to the initramfs, as long as apt is in its
> default "install-recommends" configuration.
> Only on systems where the system admin has changed the default to
> "no-install-recommends" nothing will happen.

Agreed; thanks for pointing this out!  I have the following patches
queued for the next release.

				- Ted

View attachment "0001-e2scrub-check-to-make-sure-lvm2-is-installed.patch" of type "text/x-diff" (2668 bytes)

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