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[bug#43851] [PATCH] gnu: sudo: Depend on python-minimal instead of pytho

From: Danny Milosavljevic
Subject: [bug#43851] [PATCH] gnu: sudo: Depend on python-minimal instead of python.
Date: Thu, 8 Oct 2020 09:03:07 +0200

Hi Janneke,

On Wed, 07 Oct 2020 19:04:27 +0200
Jan Nieuwenhuizen <> wrote:

> Depending on python pulls in X11:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> $ guix graph --path sudo libx11
> sudo@1.9.3p1
> python@3.8.2
> tk@8.6.10
> libx11@1.6.9
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> which is unfortunate, especially for the Hurd.
> we really want to extend sudo with eh, a large programming
> language that has a more impressive CVE list than a lovely tiny language
> such as, say Guile? ;)

I am very much in favor of not having unnecessary dependencies in things
which are suid root.  Also, there already IS PAM support in sudo, and
PAM has modules--so why have yet another weird new mechanism?  For auditing,
there is auditd (even in Guix already).

Furthermore, it makes updating sudo more brittle.

Also, we removed when cross-compiling already, pointing to other problems.

Please remove the python dependency entirely.

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