Gentoo Archives: gentoo-releng

From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@g.o>
To: gentoo-releng@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature request for 2008.0
Date: Sat, 26 Jan 2008 23:17:33
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature request for 2008.0 by Brent Baude
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'. -- Andrew Gaffney Gentoo Linux Developer Catalyst/Installer + x86 release coordinator -- gentoo-releng@l.g.o mailing list


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Re: [gentoo-releng] Call for feature request for 2008.0 "Kamil Górnik" <gentoo@×××××.pl>