Securing Debian Manual: 3.7 Install the minimum amount of software required
On Jo, 08 mar 12, 16:54:09, Stayvoid wrote:
> "The presence, for example, of development utilities (a C compiler) or
> interpreted languages (such as perl - but see below -, python, tcl...)
> may help an attacker compromise the systemâ€¦"
> "So, without Perl and, unless you remake these utilities in shell
> script, you will probably not be able to manage any packages (so you
> will not be able to upgrade the system, which is not a Good Thing)."
> I'm confused. Should I remove it?
perl-base is "Essential: Yes", it's probably not worth the effort to
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