ucf to manage /etc/{,v,gv}imrc

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at debian.org
Thu Jan 19 15:34:59 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jan 19, 2006 at 02:35:08PM +0100, Pierre Habouzit wrote:
> what do you think ?

I saw your reply, but just for the record: in the future we should have
no longer problem with the merging of /etc/{,g}vimrc. In the past that
used to be a problem since the runtimepath listed there included the vim
version number. Now this is no longer the case since we used
/usr/share/vim/vimcurrent/ and as such merging problems wont cause in
the future unusability of the vim runtime.

Still, Debian Sarge shipped a vim version with the versioned-path in
/etc/vim/vimrc so we should expect problem with the next stable release
of Debian when people will erroneously choose not to upgrade their

Any idea who could lighten that burden is welcome (postinst which grep
for /usr/share/vim/vimcurrent and if it is not there prompt the user via
debconf for automatic patching of the runtimedir? don't know ...).


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