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Re: What is the "editor" virtual package for?



On 19-Apr-04, 15:59 (CDT), Thiemo Seufer <ica2_ts@csv.ica.uni-stuttgart.de> wrote: 
> Steve Greenland wrote:
> [snip]
> > Look, I'm not claiming that certain packages don't need an editor, I'm
> > claiming that the "editor" virtual package is useless. The need for
> > a text editor on a Unix system is so prevalent that calling it out
> > specifically is pointless. In the case where someone has made the very
> > specific effort to remove all text editors, I don't think they are going
> > to appreciate packages depending on "editor".
> 
> If we ever want to have a minimal base for embedded systems, it will
> become useful.

Huh? Suppose I create a dependency on "editor" for cron (because
"crontab -e" invokes an external editor). How does that make it easier
to create an minimal base? If anything it makes it *harder*.

Steve

-- 
Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net



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