Bug#769575: vim-common: vim.desktop sets name to GVim instead of Vim

Ian Abbott abbotti at mev.co.uk
Fri Nov 14 16:38:55 UTC 2014

Package: vim-common
Version: 2:7.4.488-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

The /usr/share/applications/vim.desktop installed by vim-common sets the "Name"
field to "GVim" even though the desktop entry opens vim in a terminal.  It also
makes file managers' "open with" handlers difficult to use if vim-gui-common is
installed, since that installs gvim.desktop with the same value for the "Name"
field and identical values for the "Icon" fields.

Please consider changing the "Name" field to "Vim".

Ian Abbott

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/6 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-common depends on:
ii  libc6  2.19-13

Versions of packages vim-common recommends:
ii  vim            2:7.4.488-1
ii  vim-gtk [vim]  2:7.4.488-1
ii  vim-tiny       2:7.4.488-1

vim-common suggests no packages.

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