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Should Vi be included in the stage tarballs?
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What's Vi?
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Blarrgg! I Use Nano
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kerick
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 6:11 pm    Post subject: Suggestions for Stages Reply with quote

I would assume that this is the forum to put this suggestion into.
The livecd has links/lynx and vi both installed. Now the links/lynx combo I don't really need often, but I always find myself having to download vi and its not necessarily huge dep tree. Personally I and quite a few people would find it very convenient if the stages included vi and perhaps links/lynx.
After all, when I setup any other *nix ( Solaris, AIX, and other distros ) Vi is always there waiting :)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Suggestions for Stages Reply with quote

kerick wrote:
I always find myself having to download vi and its not necessarily huge dep tree.

Exactly true, except for me it's vim rather than vi. But I would have no problem living with vi until the installation is done -- it certainly would keep me from constantly having to erase the "ZZ" I just typed in nano. :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha, Exactly. I did mean vim, but whichever is fine.
nano -w /etc/make.conf
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not necessarily as Nano does its job. But why does Nano reside in /bin/ and vi(m) resides in /usr/bin? IMO they are not treated equally.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps Daniel Robbins was an emacs user, but since adding emacs would double the size of a stage it had to be Anything But Vi? :)

I jest, please, no vi vs. emacs wars on my account! :D
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This comes up fairly often, but the bottom line is that it almost certainly isn't going to happen. Here's one discussion about it: The default virtual/editor should be..., and this post is from the developer responsible for the releases: "vim in stages - probably not ever".

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