Re: RFC: Replacing vim-tiny with nano in essential packages
Gunnar Wolf writes:
>> > Well, yes. But while mostly everybody who reads this will be
>> > moderately proficient with the basic subset of vi, I don't know
>> > anybody who'd know how to drive ed (I have done it, but I surely don't
>> > remember how to).
>> It's not about the size of the editor package but more about using an
>> editor which causes less build issues.
> ...and which still works for the users. Yes, ed _can_ be used. But I
> really do not think including ed would satisfy a regular user in need
> to unbreak a minimal system...
A regular user shouldn't have to deal with a minimal system, but should
have a less minimal editor installed or use a rescue system.