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Feature #9682

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Please supply Emacs

Added by Jeffrey Walton about 2 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
New Package Request
Target version:
-
Start date:
08/13/2019
Due date:
% Done:

0%

Estimated time:
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Description

Emacs is not installed by default, and is not available as a package for installation. For emacs users, pfSense is effectively missing a text editor.

Please provide emacs or emacs-nox package.

A recipe to build emacs from sources can be found at https://superuser.com/a/1028960/173513.

Actions #1

Updated by Jim Pingle about 2 years ago

  • Project changed from pfSense to pfSense Packages
  • Category set to New Package Request
  • Status changed from New to Rejected

The base install includes vi and ee, and you can edit remotely via scp.

It's meant to be a firewall not a general purpose OS in which a heavyweight editor like Emacs makes sense. Emacs and dependencies take up nearly 1GB of disk space and would add hours of build time. Even without X dependencies it's 200MB for an editor. I don't see it ever happening.

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