Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 109819
vim-minimal should not depend on vim-common
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:33 EST
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Description of problem:
vim-minimal takes up 460K roughly, and is nice and small. However, it
depends on vim-common which is over 10MB, so there is no real savings
in space there.
I can "rpm -i --nodeps vim-minimal-6.2.121-1.i386.rpm" and not have
any problems; vim seems to work as expected. Can the dependency on
vim-common be eliminated somehow?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.rpm -ivh vim-minimal-6.2.121-1.i386.rpm fails, noting a dependency
2. rpm -ivh --nodeps vim-minimal-6.2.121-1.i386.rpm succeeds.
Actual Results: vim-minimal appears to function well when installed
with --nodeps and without vim-common.
Expected Results: vim-minimal should not require vim-common as a
dependency. With an extra 10MB installed, it is no longer "minimal"
in any way.
I am sure that there is some valid reason that some code is in vim-
common to avoid duplication with vim-enhanced, and that this is not a
mistake of any kind. However, it really does cause a problem
sometimes when one wants to install a "minimal" package of 460K and
one gets a 10MB dependency. Eliminating this dependency would be
absolutely wonderful for smaller systems where those 10MB matter.
I've removed the dependency and added a hint to the package
description that the online help will only be available when
vim-common is installed. Please test the rawhide package
vim-*-154-1* (without vim-common installed) and report any problems
caused by the missing /usr/share/vim/ files.
I guess I am too ignorant to find this. Wher is there a rawhide for
fedora? if I go to rawhide.redhat.com and drill into it I can find
nothing that says fedora. If I drill into download.fedora.redhat.com
I can't find anything that says rawhide?
Help me out please.
I think the URL is
but it may take a while until the new packages show up there.
I've put the packages on http://people.redhat.com/karsten/ for
It has now been approximately five months since this bug was fixed and
closed, but the newer package has not yet made it into the released
updates. Is there a reason for that? Or is it because a deliberate
decision was made to let this update go until FC2?