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

From: Tobias Geerinckx-Rice
Subject: [bug#43851] [PATCH] gnu: sudo: Depend on python-minimal instead of python.
Date: Fri, 09 Oct 2020 20:48:55 +0200

Heyho Maxim,

Maxim Cournoyer 写道:
What kind of uses does the Python bindings provide?

They're not bindings in the way I understand the term; more like a plug-in interface that allows you to implement security policies beyond the rudimentary ‘sudoers’ format (or writing a C extension *shudder*). Basically: what we would have used Guile for :-)

The rest of the world uses Python.

However, PAM is not relevant to the discussion & served only to confuse.

If we don't have any use for it, I think it may be better to let the dependency go altogether, to keep sudo as small and secure as possible.

I don't think sudo is either, nor does the presence of Python affect that meaningfully. But let's stop this pointless discussion since removing it helps the Hurd progress. That's enough.

The Hurd is a lot more exciting than the removal of sudo Python support -- and actually *will* improve security!



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