Bug#784268: vim-tiny should provide vim alternative

James McCoy jamessan at debian.org
Mon May 4 19:18:09 UTC 2015

Control: forcemerge 681012 -1

On Mon, May 04, 2015 at 02:16:01PM -0400, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> It would be really useful if vim-tiny was put back to providing a vim
> alternative link.  The current setup is illogical and confusing (rather
> contrary to the changelog entry from 2008 that claimed this state was
> made to avoid being confusing).

This isn't going to change.  I've explained the reasoning fairly
thoroughly in #681012 (which I'm merging this into).

> This has been bothering me for years, but I have always just resolved
> it by throwing away a bunch of disk space by installing any other vim
> package to solve the problem.

Then setup an alias or ~/bin/vim instead.  vim-tiny has an explicit
purpose and that's not going to change.

>  Clearly its removal has in fact been causing confusion
> rather than avoiding it.

In the various support channels I'm a part of, I've seen far less
confusion about vim-tiny providing vi than the other way around.

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