[arch-dev-public] status of vi/vim in testing

tobias at justdreams.de tobias at justdreams.de
Thu Jun 18 13:27:02 EDT 2009

It's also that we don't wanna stall vim/gvim updates that shall wait  
for vi in testing. Admittedly the conflict/provides trick might slice  
it but it seems awkward. I will try to apply the patches that Ubuntu  
has on  nvi and see if that helps.

On a related note Aaron, identica told me you fixed some stuff in  
pythoncomplete.vim, did ypou make a release?


Quoting Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
>>> So all this vi/vim/gvim hassle is really because we want to save some
>>> package size and share data between packages.
>>> Why not:
>>> vi: minimal vim build
>>> vim: replaces=(vi) provides=(vi)
>>> gvim: replaces=(vi vim) provides=(vi vim)
>> I think you meant conflicts instead of replaces.
> Aye, sorry - the actual behavior (in my head) is that installing one
> of them "replaces" the others, so I mistyped it.

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