Bug#141763: boot-floppies: Nano breaks lines when editing sources.list by hand.
On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 08:25:41AM -0500, Christian T. Steigies wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 08, 2002 at 01:54:55PM +0200, Emmanuel Lacour wrote:
> > Package: boot-floppies
> > Version: N/A; reported 2002-04-08
> > Severity: normal
> > When installing woody and choosed to edit sources.list by hand, if the
> > line is too long, nano break it in two lines, making the sources.list
> > unusable. We must to go at the beginning of the second line then make a
> > backspace, a return then a backspace another time to get an unique line.
> > It's always the case with the complete proposed-updateis line on a
> > "standard" screen.
> > deb htt://http.us.debian.org/debian woody-proposed-updates main contrib
> > non-free
> > Suggest: another editor..., patching nano, have a screen that explain
> > the problem.
> Remove non-free (and contrib), both are not part of debian, it will fit
> in one line without them.
(non-free and contrib are not part of debian, maybe, but the
installation procedure, when not using "edit sources.list by hand"
ask if we wan't to use them or not, so I think anyone can set it up with
the "by hand" install option!!
"edit by hand" is for custom purpose so what to do if you have a custom
debian repository with long path!!!).
> man nano
> -w (--nowrap)
> Disable wrapping of long lines.
> I don't think we have to patch the editor for that...
Your right, we just need to run nano with -w from boot-floppies install.
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