r499 - trunk/vim/debian

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at debian.org
Wed Feb 22 20:40:02 UTC 2006

On Wed, Feb 22, 2006 at 03:20:12PM -0500, James Vega wrote:
> > So, if you think vimtutor belongs to vim-common fine, put it there, but
> > please explain (to us and in the changelog) why you think it belongs
> > there.
> Well, the original reason you mentioned it was moved out of vim-common
> was because you thought vim-common was Arch: all.  This isn't the case

No, you misread me.

vimtutor is a shell script, so the point of the poster on debian-devel
who suggested me the move was that it should belong to an Arch:all
package. At the time it was in vim-common which is _not_ Arch:all thus I
moved it to vim-runtime which _is_ Arch:all.

I forget to move its manpage which of course should follow the

> Alternatively, xxd could be moved to vim-runtime (along with its
> manpage and vimtutor's manpage), although neither vimtutor nor xxd
> seem like 'runtime' files.

Same reasoning could apply to xxd of course.

> Also, vim-common is the only package that's guaranteed to be installed
> with any vim variant so you'll always have the tutor available.

That's a good point. But one can argue that if you don't have
vim-runtime it's because you only want a minimal installation of vim.
Reasonably then you wont need vimtutor (even because it won't work
without vim-runtime) nor xxd.


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