Subject: Re: install could use some static binaries
To: James Graham <email@example.com>
From: Chris G Demetriou <Chris_G_Demetriou@ux2.sp.cs.cmu.edu>
Date: 08/07/1996 12:55:39
> # Would it be useful to have disklabel call /bin/ed if /usr/bin/vi can't be
> # run?
> Yes. /usr/bin/vi is a dynamically linked executable which depends upon,
> among other things, shared libs and a working TERMCAP/terminfo entry.
> /bin/ed is statically linked and has no such dependencies.
Aw, hell, while we're at it, why don't we change the default behaviour
of all EDITOR/VISUAL-using programs to work something like:
try the environment variable's contents if they exist,
try vi if that fails,
try ed if that fails,
try cat if that fails...
(hint: i'm kidding.)