[arch-dev-public] Dropping vi and adding vim-minimal to the installation image
anatol.pomozov at gmail.com
Sun Mar 29 16:07:11 UTC 2015
On Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 8:15 AM, Evangelos Foutras <evangelos at foutrelis.com>
> This was discussed about two years ago but no action was taken.
> The proposal is simple:
> - Drop the vi package from the repos
> - Add vim-minimal to the installation image
Fine with me. Go ahead.
> This seems like a good idea because the vi editor we ship is about 10
> years old and it has never behaved correctly for me.
> It was brought up that some applications hardcode vi as their fallback
> editor, but I think it should be up to the user to configure proper
> EDITOR or VISUAL environment variables. During installation, none of
> these programs needs to launch an editor (perhaps with the exception
> of visudo which I can configure to search for vim). 
> I did a test ISO build replacing vi with vim-minimal and the image
> size increased by about 15 MiB.
> If there are no objections until mid-April, I suggest we implement
> this in the May snapshot.
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