[arch-dev-public] Dropping vi and adding vim-minimal to the installation image
jerome at leclan.ch
Sun Mar 29 16:25:44 UTC 2015
On 29 March 2015 at 18:07, Anatol Pomozov <anatol.pomozov at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
+1, glad to see this on the roadmap again.
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