Re: ae's vi attempt on boot disks stomps on real vi symlink
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On 10 May 1997, Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> It is not as if Debian does not contain vi -- we are talking
> about a ``crippled'' system, in a sense, because on a first initial
> install that's what a system is -- it is not a complete system
What, precisely, is the point of having an entire handful of install disks
> I think Really experienced Unix people are used to not
> having vi available during emergency/installation periods. How many
> commercial unices have vi on / anyway?
Really experienced Unix people have absolutely no urge to learn ae. My
boss doesn't have the urge; he'd rather install RedHat, and save on
I have no urge, myself; I got around this by carrying a seventh floppy
(which is now being consumed by the pointless fifth install disk,
RRRRRRRRRR) which has nvi on it.
I thought Debian was supposed to make your life easier?
 I checked the archives, and it looks like my post never got through.
Why do we only have 5.25" install disk images now? The base disks
grow larger and larger with each passing second, now it gets even
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