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Bug#2871: vipw depends on vi

You (Michael Meskes) wrote:
> Package: passwd
> Version: 1.0-4
> The vipw/vigr binaries try to execute /usr/bin/vi unless the EDITOR
> environment variable is set. But it doesn't depend on vi and vi may not
> exist. I think these binaries should call /usr/bin/ae by default, since this
> one is guaranteed to exist.

I'd prefer a link from "vipw" to "aepw". If vipw doesn't find vi, it
could print a message along the lines of "vi not installed, use
aepw instead". "aepw" would call "ae" by default.

You might get the idea that I despise ae - you're right ;)

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