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

Evangelos Foutras evangelos at foutrelis.com
Wed Apr 22 01:33:19 UTC 2015

On 22/04/15 04:08, Allan McRae 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.

I know it's anecdotal evidence, but I've always removed vi from my
systems and never noticed any problems. Adherence to POSIX can be a
compelling argument though.

All right, let's go with vim-minimal.

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