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Re: VDQ : rhgb, plymouth -- and mkinitrd



On Sat, Oct 25, 2008 at 05:18:02PM +0000, Beartooth wrote:
> 
> 	It seems rhgb (which I have always detested, and routinely 
> removed from all machines) is to be replaced by plymouth........
.....
> 	So in F10B, "yum remove rhgb" turns into a command that removes 
> plymouth -- and takes mkinitrd along with it. 
> 
> 	So do ordinary users need mkinitrd?? Is it OK to let yum go ahead 
> and take it away? 

mkinitrd can save yer bacon, I do not understand what links rhgb to it.
As others have pointed out just comment our the rhgb stuff etc.
in /boot/grub/grub.conf.   

There are references to it in Makefiles for building new kernels.  See
also /sbin/weak-modules /sbin/installkernel and when and how they might
uses it.


> 	To the best of my knowledge and belief, I've never once used it, 
> in all the years since RH7; but I could make a long list of things I've 
> tried removing, only to be warned that something I can't do without 
> depends on them. Is mkinitrd one of those? Or not? How do I tell??
> 
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