Bug 53301

Summary: Return "vi" to same behavior that many years of RHL had
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Public Beta Reporter: Dax Kelson <dkelson>
Component: distributionAssignee: Preston Brown <pbrown>
Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE QA Contact: Jay Turner <jturner>
Severity: medium Docs Contact:
Priority: medium    
Version: roswellCC: srevivo
Target Milestone: ---   
Target Release: ---   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of: Environment:
Last Closed: 2001-09-20 11:27:23 UTC Type: ---
Regression: --- Mount Type: ---
Documentation: --- CRM:
Verified Versions: Category: ---
oVirt Team: --- RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Description Dax Kelson 2001-09-06 06:42:57 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.3+) Gecko/20010901

Description of problem:
After many many years of having "vi" invoke "vim" on Red Hat Linux, the
behavior changed.  Now you must install "vim-enhanced" (which isn't
installed by default), and then seperately run "vim" instead of "vi".

This change in behavior is bad.

Retraining fingers to type "vim", plus adding vim-enhanced to all the RH7
boxes I come across is tedious.

I've heard the same complaint from many people in my sysadmin circles.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install current Red Hat

Actual Results:  see above

Expected Results:  see above

Additional info:

see above

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-09-06 06:49:03 UTC
Bero, I think a good solution to this problem would be to
remove vi/vim from the distro entirely, and we could just
add symlinks in the xemacs package that point from vi/vim,

Sound ok?

Comment 2 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-09-06 07:24:16 UTC
mharris: Um no, we should just add Obsoletes: emacs xemacs to the vim-enhanced package to save valuable diskspace. ;)

dax: I tend to agree that this should be fixed

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2001-09-20 11:27:19 UTC
I've added a vi->vim link to the vim-enhanced package in 6.0-0.av.1 - 
vim-enhanced still needs to get into the comps file.