Re: Bug#155376: what is default editor in /bin
On Sun, 4 Aug 2002, Osamu Aoki wrote:
> I did not realize nano-tiny. So removal of "ae" during upgrade did not
> trigger installation of "nano-tiny". That is a problem.
That is not a problem. Packages are not automagically removed during
upgrades just because no new releases of them are available anymore.
Either you did something wrong, or you discovered a dpkg/apt bug.
> Anyway here is my summary of situation.
> program location
> Req ae(potato) 962-26 Anthony's Editor /bin
> Opt nano-tiny 1.1.9-2 free Pico clone /bin
> Imp ed 0.2-19 The classic unix ed /bin
> Imp nano 1.1.10-1 free Pico clone /usr/bin
> Imp nvi 1.79-20 4.4BSD re-imple. /usr/bin
> Opt vim 6.1.048-1 Vi IMproved /usr/bin
> Opt emacs20 20.7-13.1 The GNU Emacs editor. /usr/bin
> Opt nano-tiny-utf8 1.0.8-1 free Pico clone (utf8) /bin
> (nano-tiny-utf8 conflict with nano-tiny)
> I think few things needs to happen.
> * nano-tiny needs to be "Required"
I don't think ae should have been required in the past to begin with.
The important thing is that some editor is available by default after
installing a system from scratch. Upgrading from potato to woody
should not make any new "required" editor to be installed automatically.