Bug#401000: vim: Vim not handling .gz files anymore

Peter Eckersley pde at cs.mu.oz.au
Thu Nov 30 00:59:45 UTC 2006

Package: vim
Version: 1:7.0-164+1
Severity: normal

After a recent upgrade (to version 7+), vim on my system stopped decompressing
.gz files automatically.  This looks a bit like #348661.  

vim.{full,gnome,gtk,basic} all handle the .gz files correctly.  It looks like /usr/bin/vim is some weird file that's been left lying around...

I have dpkg 1.3.22.

pde at illuminance:~$ dpkg -l vim\*
| Status=Not/Installed/Config-files/Unpacked/Failed-config/Half-installed
|/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version        Description
ii  vim            7.0-164+1      Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor
ii  vim-common     7.0-164+1      Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-doc        7.0-158+1      Vi IMproved - HTML documentation
ii  vim-full       7.0-164+1      Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor - full fled
ii  vim-gnome      7.0-164+1      Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor - with GNOM
ii  vim-gtk        7.0-164+1      Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor - with GTK2
ii  vim-gui-common 7.0-164+1      Vi IMproved - Common GUI files
ii  vim-latexsuite 20060325-1     View, edit and compile LaTeX documents from
pn  vim-lesstif    <none>         (no description available)
pn  vim-perl       <none>         (no description available)
pn  vim-python     <none>         (no description available)
pn  vim-ruby       <none>         (no description available)
ii  vim-runtime    7.0-164+1      Vi IMproved - Runtime files
ii  vim-scripts    7-2            plugins for vim, adding bells and whistles
pn  vim-tcl        <none>         (no description available)
pn  vim-tiny       <none>         (no description available)
un  vim-tty        <none>         (no description available)
pn  vim-vimoutline <none>         (no description available)
pn  vimacs         <none>         (no description available)
pn  vimhelp-fr     <none>         (no description available)
un  vimoutliner    <none>         (no description available)

pde at illuminance:~$ ls -l /usr/bin/vim*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1411064 2005-04-24 08:58 /usr/bin/vim*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1386632 2006-11-15 08:57 /usr/bin/vim.basic*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root      25 2006-10-11 18:39 /usr/bin/vimdiff -> /etc/alternatives/vimdiff*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1832128 2006-11-15 08:57 /usr/bin/vim.full*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1649388 2006-11-15 08:57 /usr/bin/vim.gnome*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1644012 2006-11-15 08:56 /usr/bin/vim.gtk*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root    1600 2006-11-15 08:55 /usr/bin/vimtutor*

pde at illuminance:~/phd/thesis2$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/vim
diversion by vim-gtk from: /usr/bin/vim
diversion by vim-gtk to: /usr/bin/vim.org

pde at illuminance:~$ ls -l /etc/vim/
total 16
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  731 2006-10-09 16:42 gvimrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2318 2006-10-09 16:42 vimrc
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2856 2005-10-23 07:07 vimrc.dpkg-old
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  774 2006-10-09 16:42 vimrc.tiny

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-1-686
Locale: LANG=en_AU, LC_CTYPE=en_AU (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.6-7     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgpmg1                     1.19.6-21   General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5                  5.5-1       Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  vim-common                   1:7.0-164+1 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime                  1:7.0-164+1 Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

-- no debconf information

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