Subject: Re: install could use some static binaries
To: James Graham <>
From: Chris G Demetriou <>
List: port-i386
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.)