Release Engineering

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FS#61945 - archiso install root EDITOR=vim isn't present in default chroot environment

Attached to Project: Release Engineering
Opened by Clarence Risher (sparr) - Friday, 08 March 2019, 05:48 GMT
Last edited by David Runge (dvzrv) - Friday, 17 January 2020, 11:08 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category ArchISO
Status Unconfirmed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Very Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 0
Private No


Following the install guide will lead to being logged in as root to the arch-chroot'd environment, with $EDITOR still set to "vim" which was installed on the iso but is not installed in the chroot environment. This leads to errors when trying to run anything that uses $EDITOR, until the user either installs vim or figured out which editor is installed to change $EDITOR to. This is a minor nuisance.

Possible fixes would be to change root's EDITOR to vi from the start, or just in the arch-chroot script.

Additional info:
* release 2019.03.01

Steps to reproduce:

1. Follow installation guide up until arch-chroot step
2. `visudo`
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