No sound, no mouse and now X applications won't start

Jonathan McKeown j.mckeown at
Tue Jun 23 15:04:15 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 23 June 2009 15:41:48 Manish Jain wrote:
> I hope the next release will address these problems, as well as a pretty
> reasonable request from me much earlier to move vi from /usr/bin to
> /bin. Even in single-user mode, you almost always need an editor.

Which is why you have ed(1) - both in /bin and in /rescue - and /rescue/vi 
(although that needs a bit of tweaking due to the /etc/termcap problem).

Bear in mind that /usr/bin/vi is over 300K, compared to the whole of /bin 
which is ~950K (if you avoid double-counting entries like /bin/csh 
and /bin/tcsh which are hardlinks to the same file), so you need to convince 
people who think /bin should stay small to let it grow by a third to save 
people learning ed(1).


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