[arch-dev-public] Dropping vi and adding vim-minimal to the installation image

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Tue Apr 21 21:49:14 UTC 2015

On 22/04/15 07:00, Evangelos Foutras wrote:
> On 21/04/15 23:45, Jerome Leclanche wrote:
>> As long as the EDITOR variable is supported by those programs, maybe yes.
>> But I don't think creating a symlink *anyway* and make vim provide vi
>> is inappropriate.
> Yes, the VISUAL/EDITOR environment variables should still be honored by
> these applications. It's only the default fallback editor that is going
> to change.
> I'm slightly against adding a vi symlink. That suggestion made sense so
> as not to break programs that use vi as their default editor. With nano
> as the default editor, there's no technical reason to do this anymore.

I think the symlink is very important.  And I am very against VIsudo
calling anything other than vi by default.  Unless you rename it nanosudo.


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