Re: What is the "editor" virtual package for?
Steve Greenland wrote:
> > > 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).
An embedded sytem might use a tiny-cron without that feature.
> How does that make it easier
> to create an minimal base? If anything it makes it *harder*.
By that reasoning you could remove all dependencies of any package.