Bug#664870: vim-tiny is installed as base, this gives people a bad impression of vim.

Torje Ho�s Digernes torjehoa at pvv.ntnu.no
Wed Mar 21 14:16:40 UTC 2012

Package: vim-tiny
Version: 2:7.2.445+hg~cb94c42c0e1a-1
Severity: wishlist

Having vim-tiny installed provides vim, which I find undesireable as it
does not at all give you a warning that it is infact crip^W reduced in

$ ls -lah $(which vim.gtk )
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2,2M juli  12  2010 /usr/bin/vim.gtk

$ ls -lah $(which nvi )
-rwxr-xr-x 3 root root 414K jan.  29  2010 /usr/bin/nvi

$ ls -lah $(which vim.basic )
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 1,7M juli  12  2010 /usr/bin/vim.basic

$ ls -lah $(which vim.tiny )
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 733K juli  12  2010 /usr/bin/vim.tiny

let me also show some math, my installed systems tend to be about 5 GiB
after a clean install, this is not a normal gnome-desktop, but I think
this is a quite normal install size. replacing vim.gtk with vim.tiny is
saving about 1600kiB of space which is about 3 parts of 10,000. This
would have made more sense had all packages had a tiny variant so I
could reduce the isntalled system to 1/3 of my current, but it sounds

Could we either have vim-basic or vim-gtk installed, and hopefully
vim-tiny removed? If you really want lightweight editor get nvi/vi. 

have a nice day :)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 6.0.4
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_ZA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_ZA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to nb_NO.UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages vim-tiny depends on:
ii  libc6        2.11.3-3                    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libncurses5  5.7+20100313-5              shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libselinux1  2.0.96-1                    SELinux runtime shared libraries
ii  vim-common   2:7.2.445+hg~cb94c42c0e1a-1 Vi IMproved - Common files

vim-tiny recommends no packages.

Versions of packages vim-tiny suggests:
pn  indent                        <none>     (no description available)

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