Bug#335502: /usr/bin/{vim,gvim} symlinks not created

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at debian.org
Tue Oct 25 10:47:20 UTC 2005

[ Of course I asked this information again just a ms before receiving
  your mail, sorry for that ]

On Tue, Oct 25, 2005 at 12:36:13PM +0200, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> reassign 335502 dpkg
> thanks

I don't think it worked, you did not Cc control at b.d.o.

> Maybe because you did that manually with dpkg and always in the same
> order?

No, I used apt from aptitude/synaptic/whatever.

> Look:
> $ update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/vim vim /usr/bin/vim.gtk 0
> $ echo $?
> 0
> $ update-alternatives --verbose --install /usr/bin/vim vim
> /usr/bin/vim.gtk 0
> /usr/bin/vim is still isn't there, just not created even if nothing is
> in the way if update-alternatives would try to create it.

I think the reason for not creating /usr/bin/vim _now_ is that you
already have /var/lib/dpkg/alternatives/vim. Still I've no idea about
why it did not create it during the upgrade.

> > - ls -l /etc/alternatives | grep vi
> lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root  28 2005-06-13 23:55 gvim.1.gz ->
> /usr/share/man/man1/vim.1.gz

Uhm ... that's mine: the old gvim diversion need to be removed in some
preinst. Could you please check if you also have /etc/alternatives/gvim?

Many thanks.

Stefano Zacchiroli -*- Computer Science PhD student @ Uny Bologna, Italy
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