make buildworld failed at bootstrap stage

Matthew Dillon dillon at
Fri Apr 28 09:15:46 PDT 2006

:joerg at xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
:> On Thu, Apr 27, 2006 at 10:30:10PM +0400, Alexey Slynko wrote:
:>>===> usr.bin/vi (bootstrap-tools)
:> Because the bootstrap phase has to use the bootstrap phase :-)
:Maybe this sounds stupid, but why is vi a bootstrap tool? Especially
:considering that vi is already installed on all systems DragonFlyBSD is
:able to build on?
:          Thomas E. Spanjaard
:          tgen at xxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Its not so much vi as it is 'ex', which is used in a couple of places
    to modify scripts by the build process.  It would probably be possible
    to get rid of it with a little work.


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