Why greenbone-security-assistant automatically installed in my system?

Output from apt:

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
greenbone-security-assistant greenbone-security-assistant-common
libmicrohttpd12

What package install this? Is it OK to remove or to keep it. And what I can use it for?


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It might help to know the actual apt command used that generated this output.

On my (mostly) fresh install of Ara, all that exists of greenbone-security-assistant is a residual-config. apt-cache shows no reverse dependencies for greenbone-security-assistant or greenbone-security-assistant-common. Perhaps the installer installed the package and then uninstalled?

Without knowing the precise history of installs/uninstalls/removes/purges/etc you’ve done it’s tough to say but as a rule, I’ve found that if apt reports they are no longer required it’s generally safe to let autoremove do it’s job.