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

James Vega jamessan at debian.org
Fri May 22 15:27:58 UTC 2009

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Frank Lin PIAT <fpiat at klabs.be> wrote:
> I have just installed a system with squeeze, and the command vim is
> missing:

This was an intentional choice.  vim-tiny replaced nvi as the base
editor on the system.  It is compiled with a very small feature set,
eliding many of the features that distinguish vim from vi.

Many people were also confused when they invoked vim-tiny's vim
command because it was not (and in some cases could not) behave as
they are used to Vim behaving.  As such, vim-tiny only provides a vi

Hmm, I thought I had added a NEWS entry about that but I guess not.
It's just noted in the changelog for 2:7.2.049-1.

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