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Bug#699704: partman: Please don't load_extra on non-Linux

Package: partman-base
Version: 163
Severity: important
X-Debbugs-Cc: debian-bsd@lists.debian.org

Hi, Debian Install System Team!

Please, please could we skip the load_extra function of partman on
non-Linux arches:

What this does is force partman-lvm and/or partman-auto-lvm to be
installed even on arches that can't satisfy the dependency on lvm2-udeb.
 The packages cannot function without the lvm tools.

What this leads to (and this may also be a bug / consequence of not
installing the udebs from the normal module-chooser d-i step) is up to
1122KiB of translated Description fields being added to

On GNU/kFreeBSD, space on the d-i ramdisk (rootfs) is scarce because it
cannot dynamically resize.  With certain preseeding options the
installation of these packages can exhaust available space and
break/abort the install process.

GNU/Hurd doesn't have lvm2-udeb so can't use partman-lvm either.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: kfreebsd-amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: kFreeBSD 9.0-2-amd64-xenhvm
Locale: LANG=en_GB.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

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