Bug#529977: vim.tiny doesn't provide /usr/bin/vim command (vim alternative is missing)

James Vega jamessan at debian.org
Wed Jun 17 03:36:31 UTC 2009

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 06:30:57PM +0200, Frank Lin PIAT wrote:
> How can we have a vim command by default?

At this point, I would say that we cannot.  The point of vim-tiny is
purely to provide a vi-compatible editor for the base install and within
the size constraints imposed thereof.

> Ok. now the thing is that I would like to have a vim command when I
> install Debian.

If you want a vim command you'll need to install a more featureful vim
package.  Similarly, when you want some other command X, you need to
install package X.  In most cases, if you are typing “vim” you aren't
going to want what vim-tiny provides anyway.

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