On Fri, Jun 26, 2009 at 09:59:28AM +0200, Jonathan McKeown wrote: > This whole thread only really got started because I questioned Manish Jain's > assertion that there was no editor available in /bin. > > To summarise: > > There are several editors available ranging from ed (49604 bytes) and ee > (60920 bytes) (both with two library dependencies) to emacs (in ports; > 5992604 bytes and 50 library dependencies in my installation) and probably > beyond. > > One of them, ed, is available in /bin and therefore in single-user mode. > > Two of them, ed and vi, are available in /rescue and therefore in single-user > mode even when something horrible happens and libraries are broken (although > /rescue/vi is currently slightly broken itself due to the termcap issue which > is being fixed in -CURRENT and I hope will be MFC'd). > > Anyone who wants /usr/bin/vi available in single-user mode can install > FreeBSD > with one large partition; or mount /usr once in single-user mode. > > The original poster suggested that the fix for not having vi in /bin was not > to have any editor at all in /rescue, which comprehensively misses the point > of /rescue. > > The only argument that's been advanced for moving vi seems to be ``vi should > be in /bin because that's how I want it''. I find that argument unconvincing, > but it's not up to me. I'm open to a sensible argument, if anyone has one. > > Jonathan
What about making it be a build option? Or at least symlink the static vi in /rescue to /bin...? I mean we have 1.5TB drives now! 3700 blocks is a burp. A small burp. For that matter, why not have the option of moving the majority of /rescue to /bin? I've only had to use the rescue floppy a few times, but did so only because i needed grep and vi to edit /etc/fsck ... And major, irksome desl using cat and ed to look at that file. And a few others in /etc. gary -- Gary Kline kl...@thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix http://jottings.thought.org http://transfinite.thought.org For FBSD list: http://transfinite.thought.org/slicejourney.php The 4.98a release of Jottings: http://jottings.thought.org/index.php _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"