Bug#890642: vim: Please upload an updated version (to fix annoying disappearing cursor)

Andreas Kloeckner inform at tiker.net
Sat Feb 17 03:55:56 UTC 2018

Package: vim
Version: 2:8.0.0197-4+deb9u1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

I use the 'ale' lint engine, and the most recent version of vim in
Debian (8.0.1453) is affected by this issue:


According to the issue log, more recent versions of vim fix the bug.
Older versions have picked up an annoying crash on exit, making them not
a viable workaround. I'd be much obliged if you could make 8.0.1478 or
newer available.

Thank you very much for maintaining vim in Debian!

-- Package-specific info:

--- real paths of main Vim binaries ---
/usr/bin/vi is /usr/bin/vim.gtk3
/usr/bin/vim is /usr/bin/vim.gtk3
/usr/bin/gvim is /usr/bin/vim.gtk3

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.15.0-rc8-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=de_DE:de (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libacl1      2.2.52-3+b1
ii  libc6        2.26-6
ii  libgpm2      1.20.7-5
ii  libselinux1  2.7-2+b1
ii  libtinfo5    6.0+20171125-1
ii  vim-common   2:8.0.0197-4+deb9u1
ii  vim-runtime  2:8.0.0197-4+deb9u1

vim recommends no packages.

Versions of packages vim suggests:
pn  ctags        <none>
pn  vim-doc      <none>
pn  vim-scripts  <none>

-- no debconf information

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