LFS editor of choice should be vi

Matthias Benkmann mbenkmann at gmx.de
Fri Dec 1 16:15:44 PST 2000

> On Fri, Dec 01, 2000 at 12:05:52AM +0100, Matthias Benkmann wrote:
> > Speaking about the time the book installs vim. Why is it not installed 
> > during the static build part so that people will have an editor already 
> > when they enter chroot? Same goes for less. I know that those 2 are 
> > installed close to the beginning of chroot but close is not close enough 
> > (especially if you run into problems compiling one of the early packages). 
> > I felt the need to edit and view files from the first second of being in 
> > chroot, so that I could view Makefiles and create install scripts for the 
> > packages. 
> You can always use our editor outside of chroot, it's the easist thing
> todo, imho

Easy? First I have to switch to a different xterm. The I have to navigate 
to the approprite location or enter a full path, taking care to append 
$LFS/ at the beginning (which I constantly forget when coming from 
chroot). And of course I have to do that as root because of permissions, 
which makes me feel very uneasy because I could screw up my base system if 
I confused the chroot and the non-chroot xterms (as I've mentioned 
elsewhere, prompts don't help me much).


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