Install Vim to /bin?

Robert Connolly robert at
Sat Feb 10 00:10:14 PST 2007

I copied vim, symlinked vi to it, in a chroot with just bash and libraries, 
and both vim and vi work... they can create and edit plain text files, 
without any warnings or messages that anything is missing. The /usr/share/vim 
directory is over 20 megs.. much of it is locales, and spell files. It's too 
much to install to /etc/vim. We can't really expect locales to work properly 
without /usr anyway.


On Friday 09 February 2007 21:52, Randy McMurchy wrote:
> Randy McMurchy wrote these words on 02/09/07 20:48 CST:
> > Robert Connolly wrote these words on 02/09/07 14:17 CST:
> >> If we had Ed it might be a different story, but I think Vim should be
> >> installed to /bin so it is available in single-user mode, etcetera .
> >
> > Agreed, wholeheartedly.
> I forgot to mention that there are some support dirs (/usr/share/vim)
> to think about. Not sure if it is needed to run the base editor.
> --
> Randy
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