sudo apt dist-upgrade on Whonix-Gateway
126.96.36.199.9 results installation of the following extra packages:
firmware-linux-free gstreamer1.0-libav libass9 libavfilter7
libbs2b0 libfftw3-double3 libflite1 liblilv-0-0 libmysofa0 libnorm1
libpgm-5.2-0 libpostproc55 librubberband2 libsamplerate0 libserd-0-0
libsodium23 libsord-0-0 libsratom-0-0 libvidstab1.1 libzmq5
Using apt with
--no-install-recommends could prevent that.
sudo apt --no-install-recommends dist-upgrade could prevent that.
Should we encourage users to use apt dist-upgrade with
--no-install-recommends in user documentation?
Should upgrade-nonroot use
Also “often” it is useful to use
apt install with
apt –no-install-recommends install pkg-name`.
It would be possible to set
--no-install-recommends thorugh an
/etc/apt/apt.conf.d drop-in configuration snippet too.
But I am vary of doing this since this would break things that usually work. Since
--install-recommends is Debian default. For example, package
Recommends: some packages which are often required to compile software.