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Brent Baude wrote:
> Andrew Gaffney wrote:
>> Kamil Górnik wrote:
>>> I suffer lack of vi (vim) on stage3 since ever. It's not a big binary
>>> and still there are those who prefer vi to nano.
>>> Every time I install gentoo the first time I need to do after setting
>>> up the system is emerging vi before emerge -Du world.
>> We will *never* include vim instead of nano, simple because
>> *everybody* can use nano, which many people have no fscking clue how
>> to use vim. I've been a linux user for almost 8 years, and I've never
>> learned how to use vim. We also will not include *both* packages,
>> because that would bloat the stages unnecessarily.
>> Just because you prefer vim instead of nano doesn't mean we should use
>> it. There are many aspects of the release where somebody thinks that
>> *their* preference is the correct one. It usually isn't :P
> I've heard this numerous times. And Andrew is correct in that stage 3
> should not ever include vim. That said, how about a static version of
> vim that could hang out somewhere and be brought down and used quite
> easily. I'll leave it to ya'll to figure that one out.
The busybox binary included in the stage3 has vi support built-in. If you really
want to use vi, you can just do 'busybox vi /path/to/file'.
Andrew Gaffney http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/
Gentoo Linux Developer Catalyst/Installer + x86 release coordinator
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