[Slackbuilds-users] libfm requires the Vim editor!

Michiel van Wessem michiel at slackbuilds.org
Fri Mar 15 14:07:03 UTC 2013

On Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:06:59 +0100
Dario Niedermann <dnied at tiscali.it> wrote:

> the above is not specified, the build will require the Vim editor
> to be installed, or it will fail, which I don't think is reasonable.

I can't speak for the other admins, but I am against it. The reason:
SlackBuild scripts are designed, build and tested against a full
slackware install, in which case vim would be present. I think it would
be a rather sliding slope to start accounting for every possibility of
someone not having a full Slackware install.

This basically comes down to; yes, you can do a less than full install
of your Slackware system, but that pretty much come with the caveat of
"You should know that some funny[1] things can turn up".

[1] ie stuff not building, other undesired side effects

Michiel van Wessem
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