whonix delete the unnecessary files/programs

im surfing whonix files and debian files and i have couples of files/programs which r not really useable or related to whonix and/or some programs r not been found inside whonix but it is there inside debian.

“sweeper” it is inside debian by default but not inside whonix which is i wonder why it is not

“Reportbug” why is it still there? it is not really useable , because since the user using whonix then the user will and should only contact whonix for his problems why would he contact debian ?

and if we talk about whonix inside qubes , i think we need a list of how many programs we need to remove from there.

removing unnecessary programs = reducing the image size on downloading , reducing upgrading size and time , reducing unwanted bugs or even reduce load inside the image = better use of the resources better performance.

We don’t aim to install all the packages that Debian installs. If a compelling argument to install some package that is useful in context of this distribution, perhaps made by multiple users, then maybe it gets added. Such as it happened with the password manager. ( Add Password manager by default )


For Whonix 13 there are two [Qubes specific] tickets for that.

Reportbug is installed most likely because of the above issues. Anyhow. Reportbug is okay. Bugs that equally apply to Debian may also be reported to Debian directly through reportbug. (info by Paul Wise of Debian) This is because Whonix does not recompile / ship own binary packages / just new packages / configs. So for example any crash bug in kwin or whatever should equally apply to Debian even if it was produced on Whonix.

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