Bug#888206: /usr/bin/vim.basic: Wrong behavior of arrow keys and compose keys.

luciano franchi at modula.net
Tue Jan 23 22:18:49 UTC 2018

Package: vim
Version: 2:7.4.488-7+deb8u3
Severity: important
File: /usr/bin/vim.basic
Tags: d-i

Dear Maintainer,

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I connect to remote systems using ssh and use vi and vim on the remote systems  for all administrative tasks. Now I see that the arrow keys and the compose keys- these are useful for characters as @ and # if you use italian keyboard - have a wrog behavior. Arrow keys commute in insert mode, add a new line and a character at the very beginning of the new line. Compose keys insert a wrong character.The installation of console-data package resolve the issue, as found in askubuntu.com mailing list. I think that this package should be installed as part of the standard system utilities. I found this problem in a fresh installation of Debian 9.1. This problem remained also after I upgraded to 9.3.

-- Package-specific info:

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

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 8.10
  APT prefers oldstable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'oldstable-updates'), (500, 'oldstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libacl1      2.2.52-2
ii  libc6        2.19-18+deb8u10
ii  libgpm2      1.20.4-6.1+b2
ii  libselinux1  2.3-2
ii  libtinfo5    5.9+20140913-1+deb8u2
ii  vim-common   2:7.4.488-7+deb8u3
ii  vim-runtime  2:7.4.488-7+deb8u3

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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