Thorsten <tho### [at] trfde> wrote:
> On 07.09.2021 06:49, Cousin Ricky wrote:
> > OK, I'm beginning to see what's going on here. It's the same problem I had 3
> > years ago, only much deeper. It seems openSUSE is deleting more and more
> > development tools with each upgrade. (The latest didn't even come with a C/C++
> > compiler!)
> That is actually pretty common these days. In many production systems,
> you do not (really) need a compiler because the admin will have one on
> his system and distribute what is needed via the package management
> and/or other deployment tools.
That was my thought as well, except I was thinking in terms of fitting the OS on
a DVD, rather than security.
> Compilers and the development libraries do consume a real lot of space
> these days, and all they add is a tool that would in many cases only
> help an intruder (not the compiler, but lots of the other dev tools,
> like the debugger) on the spot. So there is a security aspect to it, too.
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