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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Apr 22 01:14:52 UTC 2015

vi is required by the POSIX spec and SUSv4

On Tue, Apr 21, 2015 at 8:08 PM, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:

> 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.
> A

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