Re: Bug#3013: elvis is too granular and has short description
firstname.lastname@example.org (Ian Jackson) wrote on 31.05.96 in <m0uPTYr-0002XXC@chiark.chu.cam.ac.uk>:
> Bill Mitchell writes ("Re: Bug#3013: elvis is too granular and has short
> description"): ...
> > I also think it'd be silly to only provide the X11 version, which
> > currently depends on X11R6 and elf-x11r6lib.
> Why ? There are already two perfectly good vi's which don't require X
Another why: I seem to remember there was a decision some time back to do
exactly this for programs that could run with and without X (like gs, for
The argument, IIRC, was that the X libs are already in the base system,
because they are reasonably small (whatever that means), so you don't
really buy anything by not depending on them.
Is there something here I don't understand?