Bug#276764: Using nano instead of VI in the modify souce pakages list manually entry
severity 276764 wishlist
retitle Please use a friendlier text editor for manual modifications from base-config
Quoting kemar.gasnot (email@example.com):
> Package: base-config
> Version: 2.40.6
> When I launch 'base-config', it tell me to choose between
> different kinds of souces for packages. Since it's already ok
> and there's no 'continue with no changes' entry, I try 'modify
> packages sources manually' (or something like that, I'm
> localized in french), thinking to exit immediately the editor
> to reach the next part of the configuration.
> But the editor is VI! I don't have any use of it, I don't
> understand anything of it and I don't understand anything of
> its man page. So, I don't understand how to quit it.
> Finally, and because of a problem on the mutiple console
> configuration of the ppc version of my debian, I can't reboot
Manual modification of sources of install is targeted at experienced
users for which using vi shouldn't be a problem.
I highly doubt that someone in the team will accept modifying the
default editor for nano in 2nd stage.