Subject: Re: install could use some static binaries
To: None <email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: James Graham <email@example.com>
Date: 08/07/1996 09:26:56
Michael Graff sez:
# Scott Reynolds <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
# > > 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
# Would it be useful to have disklabel call /bin/ed if /usr/bin/vi can't be
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.
According to my own [admittedly slightly elitist] POV, any systems
administrator worth his salt is going to know -- or be willing to learn --
how to use /bin/ed, because situations in which nothing else will
work do pop up, and more frequently than you might imagine.
You know, if you keep decrementing yourself like that, you're going to
end up with no value. I'm more evil -- I continually decrement what
I point to :-).
"Fortun--I say, fortunately, I keep my editors numbered for just such