Bug#508447: vim-gui-common: Shell execution of program in background fails when "-f" option is used in gvim

Sergio Llorente sllorente at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 12:46:10 UTC 2008

Package: vim-gui-common
Version: 1:7.1.314-3+lenny2
Severity: normal

If you invoke gvim with "-f" option (for example, if you open gvim from debian menu), then you 
cannot execute a program in background from the shell provided by gvim with the command "!". 

This minor bug has effects on some plugins, such as LatexSuite.

Example that works perfectly:

        ~$ gvim 
        :! xeyes &

Example that fails:
        ~$ gvim -f
        :! xeyes &

The program xeyes is launched but is killed almost instantanly.

Another example:
If you use the LatexSuite plugin, the command "\lv" for viewing DVI files does not work if you 
started the gvim program from the debian menu.

Thank you,
Sergio Llorente.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers proposed-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'proposed-updates'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=es_ES.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=es_ES.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

vim-gui-common depends on no packages.

Versions of packages vim-gui-common recommends:
ii  vim-gnome             1:7.1.314-3+lenny2 Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor -
ii  vim-gtk               1:7.1.314-3+lenny2 Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor -

vim-gui-common suggests no packages.

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