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set apt-get --no-install-recommends by default

In terms of minimizing unnecessary libraries, dependencies and recommends that every user package install in Whonix generates without the --no-install-recommends command, is it time to consider this as the default in Whonix?

/etc/apt/apt.conf.d

Add the following:

APT::Install-Recommends “0”;
APT::Install-Suggests “0”;

(also see man apt.conf)

If not the default, maybe emphasize this more strongly in the wiki? Installing software section I guess or maybe as a general hardening step?

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Replied in form of creating a new wiki chapter just now.

https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Install_Software#–no-install-recommends

Let me know what you think