Bug#342595: marked as done (gvim cannot be used (E25))

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Package: vim
Version: 1:6.4-001+2
Severity: normal


I only get this error and can't start gvim.
vim works fine.

# gvim  -u NONE -U NONE
E25: GUI cannot be used: Not enabled at compile time


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.14-2-386
Locale: LANG=fr_FR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.5-8.1   GNU C Library: Shared libraries an
ii  libgpmg1                     1.19.6-21   General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5                  5.5-1       Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  vim-common                   1:6.4-001+2 Vi IMproved - Common files

vim recommends no packages.

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From: Stefano Zacchiroli <zack at debian.org>
To: guy <guyr at tele2.fr>, 342595-done at bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#342595: gvim cannot be used (E25)
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On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 08:53:05PM +0100, guy wrote:
> I only get this error and can't start gvim.
> vim works fine.
> # gvim  -u NONE -U NONE
> E25: GUI cannot be used: Not enabled at compile time

This is not a bug. In order to use gvim you need to install one of the
vim variants which have GUI support enabled at compile time (e.g.

The fact that the executable gvim exists on your filesystem even if you
have not installed one of them is indeed misleading and is already fixed
in the forthcoming version of the vim package.


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