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

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Wed Apr 22 01:08:20 UTC 2015

On 22/04/15 10:58, Evangelos Foutras wrote:
> I feel a stronger case would need to be made for moving vim-minimal to
> [core]. At the moment we're only trying to figure out a sane fallback
> editor, mostly for visudo and I guess cronie's crontab. nano seems to
> fit the bill and requires no additional packages in [core] or base.
> (The fact that visudo has 'vi' in its name isn't a valid argument. :P)

No - the fact the every other distribution uses a "vi" for visudo by
default is the argument.  Or at least I have failed to find one that does...

I'm fairly sure that having a vi installed is in one of the Linux standards.


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