Bug#424866: vimdiff makes comments invisible (with syntax highlighting enabled)

Tim Small tim at buttersideup.com
Thu May 17 13:15:38 UTC 2007

Package: vim
Version: 1:7.0-122+1etch2
Severity: normal

Comments in some differences become invisible (background, and
foreground colour are the same) when using vimdiff to display files
which have differences between the comments (i.e. if a commented line
forms part of a difference between the two files, the text is hidden).

The problem was noted when comparing postfix config files, but should be
present elsewhere.

I tried to look for an upstream changelog but couldn't seem to find one.
I don't have an unstable tree to check this on.

There is some evidence that this has already been fixed elsewhere:

e.g. search for "invisible" in


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-3-686
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB (charmap=ISO-8859-1)

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libc6                   2.3.6.ds1-13     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgpmg1                1.19.6-25        General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5             5.5-5            Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  vim-common              1:7.0-122+1etch2 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime             1:7.0-122+1etch2 Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

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