Subject: Re: install could use some static binaries
To: Chris G Demetriou <>
From: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
List: port-i386
Date: 08/05/1996 00:16:25
>Anybody who's ever administered an ULTRIX (or DEC OSF/1, until
>recently) box knows why you need to know ed...  8-)

<cough> Well, yes, except those of us so deranged as to learn how to
use vi on hardcopy [sic] terminals like the Decstation/RISC glass-tty
emulator, which doesn't do screen addressing (and turns off interrutps
to scroll, to boot).

Though when doing installs on VAX-11s using a Decwriter II, I *did*
use ed.  Redrawing the current line at 1200 baud is just too slow.