Bug#403967: sarge->etc: ended up with /usr/bin/vim binary from 1.5 years ago

Willi Mann willi at wm1.at
Thu Dec 21 21:49:53 UTC 2006

Ok, this bug is very reproduceable: Install sarge and install vim-gtk.
Then point /etc/apt/sources.list to etch.
apt-get install vim-gtk vim
and you get the old vim binary.

I think if you delete /usr/bin/vim before removing the diversion, it
works. I'll test that.

What actually surprises me is that /usr/bin/vim doesn't get removed when
the new vim.gtk is unpacked. Maybe that's a feature to make the time
where the diverted file does not exist by its original name as small as


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