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

Frank Lin PIAT fpiat at klabs.be
Fri May 22 16:30:57 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-05-22 at 11:27 -0400, James Vega wrote:
> 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
> command.
> 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.

Honestly I didn't checked either.

Ok. now the thing is that I would like to have a vim command when I
install Debian.
(Note that when I have vim-* installed, I expect to have a vim. At the
same time, I completely agree with your rational and Colin Watson's bug
about vi* in /bin/).

How can we have a vim command by default?


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