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Re: intelligent following of directions, or following them by rote...

On 2016-10-07 16:04, Linda Walsh wrote:
Andrey Repin wrote:
Greetings, Linda Walsh!
Achim Gratz wrote:
Now, that last question of yours: No, the package manager should never
allow you to not install a base package.  These are in category "Base"
precisely so the rest of the system can rely on the functionality
        But back to the 1st Q.  What other programs will fail to work
if the base-version of vim isn't installed?
The question is not about vim...
    But it is about vim.  That's the package the user wanted to
install their own version of.
    Anyway, thinking about what you are doing and why things are
they way they are, is important -- which is why I asked, what affect
on the cygwin installation would be if you didn't install the base
vim package?  If you don't know the answer, then maybe the defaults
are for you, but if you have an idea of what vim does and how it might
be used to run the rest of cygwin, then you might experiment to find
if things fail or continue to work w/o the base-vim.  Just a thought.

Type v inside a PAGER (e.g. less or more).
Run an editor on the current (long) command line in readline or shell history.
Edit a commit message in any VCS.
Edit crontab entries.
You can change some of these if you prefer ed or emacs (EDITOR, VISUAL),
and ex is a symlink to vi (vim-minimal).

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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