Newbye question VIM problem

Teske, Devin Devin.Teske at
Tue Jul 23 16:07:14 UTC 2013

On Jul 23, 2013, at 8:56 AM, Pietro Paolini wrote:

> On Jul 23, 2013, at 5:16 PM, Fernando Apesteguía <fernando.apesteguia at> wrote:
> Yep, thanks a lot !

As a side discussion... (opening a can of squiggly worms here)

It's often bothered me that the tools don't know about the archive (which goes back a long ways and has a very consistent and structured layout).

So in authoring the latest tool (bsdconfig(8)), I made sure that the archive is checked (grep archive media/ftp.subr from SVN r247280).

Don't know if that was the right move, but here @ Vicor, we've been [ab]using the archive for .. over a decade? (looks at julian to chime in if he used the archive before I got here).

But I for one would like to see the archive to maintain its steady growth and be available.

Of course, the change to look in the archive seemed (to me at least) to be a pretty innocuous one (if the archive goes away, they're back to where they started... no working URLs).

Just wondering why for so long the archive has never been checked by tools when (imho) that only serves to break old releases sooner with respect to remote-fetch of a binary release file (e.g., pkg or dist, etc.).

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