Paul Hoffman wrote: > I'm kinda surprised this isn't in the FAQ (or at least not in a place > that I could find it). It is really impossible to build a vi with no > external dependencies that can be installed in /bin?
What made you think it was impossible? > All I want is > something that knows how to full-screen edit on the console, nothing > else. I dread the day that I can only mount / and not /usr and need > to edit fstab or rc.conf, and have to use ed. > > (Just in case the answer is "no, you really can't do that", I have > put a plain-text copy of the ed man page in /bin, but still...) > Assuming you have the object files from a buildworld hanging around, then cd /usr/obj/usr/src/usr.bin/vi cc -O -pipe -o vi *.o -lncurses -static && strip vi && mv vi /bin/ should probably supply you with what you want. Petersen To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message