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Re: What happened to mined?

From: Bill Hacker <wbh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2005 06:09:26 +0800

Matthew Dillon wrote:

:After all the effort to get a lite static-compiled 'emergency' editor :into the environment, it seems to have gone walkabout.
:Have I missed something?

    It was committed a while ago.  Any system build should have it now.

Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>


More puzzled now than before... I can see making things 'optional' and requiring initial migration where appropriate as part of a sysadmin's 'personalization' of tools, as with bash (license issue), or joe.

But '/usr/src' is an empty directory on a default install from ISO CD. At least, mine is.

And, if /usr is mounted then vi, joe, emacs, whatever .. and their libs, would be just as 'available', so no particular need for 'static' mined.

To the extent the objective was to have an emergency editor 'always near to hand' to help get out of trouble, i.e. - in /bin or /sbin as a static (stripped) binary in case one had to edit /etc/rc(whatever) or /etc/fstab - having it in /usr/src/bin seems to run counter.

. ..even if it was actually there...


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