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Re: Nano: disable hard wrapping by default

From: swedebugia
Subject: Re: Nano: disable hard wrapping by default
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:14:07 +0100


On 2018-11-11 09:04, swedebugia wrote:
On 2018-11-07 19:20, Leo Famulari wrote:


In general, we don't change upstream defaults in Guix except when it's
required for portability or to fix really egregious problems (i.e.
security bugs). This is different from distros like Debian that
basically fork the software and make a huge number of changes to suit
the package maintainer's taste.

This keeps package maintenance relatively easy for us and ensures that
important changes get pushed upstream so that all users can benefit.

I understand. But this is a severe usability but as long as we encourage people to use nano in the install guide and include it in %base-packages.

We could solve this by removing it from there and deleting all references to nano in the manual, but that seems like more work and somewhat counter productive compared to adding a flag.

Having said that, this line wrapping thing is a very bad default, and I
think we should change it. Nano is one of the editors in the GuixSD
installer. It needs to be easy to use.

If we change the default in our package, we need to file a bug upstream:

Hi. I found

Tried to create an account to suggest them to reopen it and fix it upstream by changing the default and failed :/

Savannah seems broken.

Can somebody with an account do it?

I suggest we disable with compile flag until they fixed it.


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