Bug#837130: vim package cannot be installed because of missing dependency

Francesc Zacarias francesc at spotify.com
Fri Sep 9 06:26:44 UTC 2016

Source: vim
Version: 2:7.4.2330-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

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   * What led up to the situation?
   * I upgraded my packages via apt-get update/dist-upgrade as usual. vim got uninstalled because a new vim package was released but one of its dependencies could not be installed due to not being available in the repos: vim-runtime (= 2:7.4.2330-1).

   * What exactly did you do (or not do) that was effective (or
   * -

   * What was the outcome of this action?
   * vim does not exist on my system anymore, which is a tool I use constantly.

   * What outcome did you expect instead?
   * I expected a newer version of vim to be installed, not to be removed :)

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

Kernel: Linux 4.7.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

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