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From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>
Subject: Re: Call for feature request for 2008.0
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 17:17:25 -0600
Brent Baude wrote:
> Andrew Gaffney wrote:
>> Kamil Górnik wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> 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'.

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Andrew Gaffney                                 http://dev.gentoo.org/~agaffney/
Gentoo Linux Developer             Catalyst/Installer + x86 release coordinator
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