Bug#354170: gvim symlink has disappeared

James Vega jamessan at debian.org
Fri Feb 24 00:19:26 UTC 2006

On Thu, Feb 23, 2006 at 11:45:13PM +0100, Eduard Bloch wrote:
> #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.

This was a problem with the way vim was using alternatives in previous
versions of the package.  Alternatives were being unregistered in the
wrong order, so it would cause the alternative to go into 'manual'
mode.If you purge vim-gtk and remove the alternatives manually, they
should be handled properly from here on out.

GPG Key: 1024D/61326D40 2003-09-02 James Vega <jamessan at jamessan.com>
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