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Re: Too many Recommends (in particular on mail-transport-agent)

On Thu, Jun 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh
<hmh@debian.org> wrote:
> The initramfs-tools does not depend or recommend mdadm. However,
> initramfs-tools is modular and its mdadm support is supplied by the
> mdadm package.
> Dracut isn't modular, and its mdadm support is built-in. This is a key
> difference.
> One needs to actually read dracut's source code to know how it would
> behave in all boundary conditions related to mdadm support, in which
> case it might only suggest or not even mention mdadm. It probably is
> safe, but the point is that someone has to check it first.

If mdadm isn't available, dracut'll print a warning along the lines of
"mdadm will not be installed".

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