Bug#354170: gvim symlink has disappeared

Eduard Bloch edi at gmx.de
Thu Feb 23 22:45:13 UTC 2006

#include <hallo.h>
* James Vega [Thu, Feb 23 2006, 05:37:23PM]:
> On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 11:09:23PM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > look at the package contents please. There is the usr/bin directory
> > but it is empty, and the gvim link (and maybe others) are not there.
> The gvim link is handled by alternatives in the vim variant packages
> that have GUI support.  It shouldn't be in vim-gui-common since there
> would be no binary for it to point to.

I assumed that first... but: update-alternatives did _not_ create the
symlink /usr/bin/gvim. Though /etc/alternatives/gvim has been maintained
well. The only bizzare thing was that after I purged vim-gtk (for
testing) it still was there but update-alternatives said it was a
symlink with 0 alternatives.

I remember having issues with vim/gvim symlink maintenence in the past,
and I never had time to watch out for bugs in update-alternatives. This
time I will do it.


<teff> moment, nmuß ich erst wieder linux booten. irc als root is irgendwie
<formorer> .oO( wieso brauch man für IRC X ??? )
<teff> na gut, wie dann?

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