debian/control cleanup

James Vega jamessan at
Fri Mar 24 18:25:30 UTC 2006

Just wanted some feedback on a few things I noticed in our control file.

1) vim-doc is in Section: editors.  Should that be doc? Linda suggests
   so, but lintian doesn't.  There are plenty of other -doc packages
   that are in the same Section as their respective binary package.

2) The vim package Provides/Replaces/Conflicts with vim-rt.  I don't see
   that package anywhere in the archive and doesn't
   show it in stable or oldstable.  It seems like it'd be safe to remove

3) vim-common Recommends 'vim | vim-tiny'.  Would it make more sense to
   have it Recommend all of the vim variants and for vim-gui-common to
   only Recommend the gui variants?  This would solve a slight aesthetic
   issue when using aptitude.  If you install a gui variant, aptitude
   will select to install vim since it's Recommended.  You can undo the
   selection, but it seems like it'd make more sense to Recommend all of
   the variants.

Quick note about the vim7 status.  It's cleaned up pretty well, I'm
about ready to commit everything.  I've fixed a lot of the alternatives
problems I mentioned in my previous email.  Once I get that done, I'll
start backporting the changes to our vim6 package.

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