Bug#667033: vim-gtk: Invisible text

Tony Houghton h at realh.co.uk
Tue Apr 3 14:36:20 UTC 2012

Package: vim-gtk
Version: 2:7.3.429-2
Severity: important

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Text in gvim is mostly "invisible" as if it's being printed in white on
white. If I load a file it may start off showing some or all of the text
normally, but when I move the cursor over it, or scroll, it disappears.

All syntax modes seem to be affected, and running with -U NONE -N gave
the same symptoms. vim-gnome is also affected.

I happened to notice that if I load files containing the GPL, the phrase
stands out ie printed normally while surrounding text is invisible.
While selecting that piece of text with the mouse to paste it here it
became invisible with a grey background, but all the surrounding text
that fitted within that screen suddenly appeared.

-- Package-specific info:

--- real paths of main Vim binaries ---
/usr/bin/vi is /usr/bin/vim.gnome
/usr/bin/vim is /usr/bin/vim.gnome
/usr/bin/gvim is /usr/bin/vim.gtk

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (990, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-2-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_GB.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_GB.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages vim-gtk depends on:
ii  libacl1             2.2.51-5
ii  libc6               2.13-27
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0  2.26.0-2
ii  libglib2.0-0        2.32.0-3
ii  libgpm2             1.20.4-4
ii  libgtk2.0-0         2.24.10-1
ii  libice6             2:1.0.7-2
ii  liblua5.1-0         5.1.5-1
ii  libpango1.0-0       1.30.0-1
ii  libperl5.14         5.14.2-9
ii  libpython2.7        2.7.3~rc2-1
ii  libruby1.8
ii  libselinux1         2.1.9-4
ii  libsm6              2:1.2.0-2
ii  libtinfo5           5.9-5
ii  libx11-6            2:1.4.4-4
ii  libxt6              1:1.1.1-2
ii  tcl8.5              8.5.11-1
ii  vim-common          2:7.3.429-2
ii  vim-gui-common      2:7.3.429-2
ii  vim-runtime         2:7.3.429-2

vim-gtk recommends no packages.

Versions of packages vim-gtk suggests:
pn  cscope            <none>
pn  gnome-icon-theme  3.4.0-2
pn  ttf-dejavu        2.33-2
pn  vim-doc           <none>

-- no debconf information

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