Subject: Re: install could use some static binaries
To: Scott Reynolds <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-i386
Date: 08/06/1996 09:58:44
	Some ports already use 'edlabel', which is much easier for a
	novice than disklabel... space consideration on the miniroot
	probably rule this out, but its a nice idea :)

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On Mon, 5 Aug 1996, Scott Reynolds wrote:

> On Mon, 5 Aug 1996, Webmaster Jim wrote:
> > I'm a semi-novice; I use vi daily and ed never.  The original intent of
> > this thread was to ask the release group to think about some static
> > tools that might be handy in some situations.
> Part of the problem is simply that there is limited space in which to
> shoehorn the install tools, and ed(1) has the distinct advantage of being
> small.
> > If they changed
> > disklabel to look for /bin/ed rather than /usr/bin/vi,
> You can do that from the command line:  EDITOR=/bin/ed; export EDITOR
> In fact, I do this occasionally.
> > I guess I'd then
> > dig up my `ed' paper man page from 1985 and go for it :-)
> You might be amazed at the similarities that vi has to ed.