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

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Tue Apr 21 22:30:45 UTC 2015

On 22/04/15 01:05, Jan Alexander Steffens wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 12:03 AM, Evangelos Foutras
> <evangelos at foutrelis.com> wrote:
>> On 22/04/15 00:49, Allan McRae wrote:
>>> 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.
>> The problem is that vim is not provided in [core] and cannot be part of
>> a base installation. We can't make an editor from [extra] the default.
>> I'm open to suggestions, but consider that nano is the only remaining
>> editor in [core]. (And it will work fine as a fallback editor.)
> If that's your condition I'm for bringing vim-minimal into [core].
> Leave the other vim variants in [extra].

While this solution is acceptable, I believe it's a bit of an overkill.
But if Anatol is fine with maintaining vim-{minimal,runtime} in [core],
then let's go with vim. (And also include vi symlinks I guess!)

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