Bug#837793: vim-common: some settings on /etc/vim/vimrc.local are ignored (or overwritten)

Kiko Piris kiko+debian at pirispons.net
Wed Sep 14 16:24:42 UTC 2016

Package: vim-common
Version: 2:8.0.0003-1
Severity: normal


on my /etc/vim/vimrc.local I have these two settings (among others):

set viminfo=
set mouse=

that are ignored (or maybe overwritten) when I launch vim.

I found a workaround to “force” those settings when I use vim: setting a symlink like this:

~/.vimrc -> /etc/vim/vimrc.local

With that symlink in place .viminfo file and mouse are disabled. If I remove that symlink they are not.


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

Kernel: Linux 4.7.3 (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)

Versions of packages vim-common depends on:
ii  xxd  2:8.0.0003-1

Versions of packages vim-common recommends:
ii  vim-nox [vim]  2:8.0.0003-1

vim-common suggests no packages.

-- no debconf information

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