Experiment: poll on "switching to vim-tiny for standard vi?"

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at debian.org
Wed Aug 23 11:43:41 UTC 2006

On Wed, Aug 23, 2006 at 07:51:48PM +1000, Anthony Towns wrote:
> > > > If you agree with the change, do Stefano and I need to do anything
> > > > other than swap vi alternative priorities and swap important<->optional
> > > > priorities?
> > > No, I don't think so.
> Hey, I haven't heard anything more about this -- did the vim-tiny change get
> made, and is vim-tiny still going to get put in base in place of nvi?
> AFAICS the overrides haven't been edited yet.

The vim package is ready for the change, the priority is ok, and the
patch making it behaving as most as possible as old plain vi, when
invoked as "vi", (inspired by yours) is applied to the vim-tiny variant.

I asked several times (in person, during debconf) the ftp-masters to
edit the override, but the last time I checked, they haven't yet.  I
will try to ping them again on IRC, or ... perhaps dato can do that now?
(I guess that's why you are Cc-ing him?)

BTW, the recent issue of the non-free-ness of the vim manual is scaring
us a bit these days (see #384019), but I'm not yet in the position of
stating whether the issue is placed in a scale ranging from a trivial
issue to an unsolvable one (we are waiting for Bram's answers on the


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