Bug#798475: vim: when opening file from file manager with Open With --> Vim, only xterm is used

Jayson Willson jaysonwillson245 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 19:04:28 UTC 2015

Source: vim
Version: 2:7.4.488-7
Severity: normal
Tags: newcomer

When I try to open any file with Vim from File Manager (thunar, nemo, caja
tested) using Open With dialog and choose option provided by
/usr/share/applications/vim.desktop, Vim is always opened in xterm (and failure
happens, if xterm is not present), disregarding which terminal is used as x
-terminal-emulator provider. In this .desktop file "xterm" is not mentioned,
"Terminal=true" is stated.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.2
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=ru_RU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=ru_RU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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