Install Vim to /bin?

Gilles Espinasse g.esp at
Sat Feb 10 00:41:36 PST 2007

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Robert Connolly" <robert at>
To: "Hardened LFS Development List" <hlfs-dev at>
Sent: Saturday, February 10, 2007 9:10 AM
Subject: Re: Install Vim to /bin?

> I copied vim, symlinked vi to it, in a chroot with just bash and
> and both vim and vi work... they can create and edit plain text files,
> without any warnings or messages that anything is missing. The
> directory is over 20 megs.. much of it is locales, and spell files. It's
> much to install to /etc/vim. We can't really expect locales to work
> without /usr anyway.
Following vim compilation on IPCop, we only include vim, vi and root/.vimrc
and that just work.


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