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Re: starting Fedora Server SIG

On Wednesday, 12 November 2008 at 21:09, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-11-12 at 21:05 +0100, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> > 
> > 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.
> Don't be so sure about that.  In a colo environment I /would/ want some
> encryption on the disk, and if I have to use a remote kvm to input the
> passphrase at reboot time, that's OK.

And don't worry about sniffers attached to the KVM. Why would you?

Who decided that it was a jolly good idea to make plymouth essential?
I don't need a fancy progress bar that drags in tens of MBs of dependencies,
thank you. After all, nobody is going to see it anyway.


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