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Bug 132371 - duplicated /etc/vimrc on vim packages
duplicated /etc/vimrc on vim packages
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-09-11 16:55 EDT by Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-20 05:16:00 EDT
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Description Arenas Belon, Carlo Marcelo 2004-09-11 16:55:46 EDT
Description of problem:
update or install vim rpm packages vim-common and vim-minimal and you
get a warning about /etc/vimrc being created as /etc/vimrc.rpmnew (the
way rpm protects configuration changes)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
6.3.025-2 (probably others)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum update vim
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

as shown below both packages (vim-common and vim-minimal) have this
file and therefore collide on installation :

[root@localhost etc]# rpm -qlv vim-common | grep etc/vimrc
-rw-r--r--    1 root    root             1120 Sep  8 05:08 /etc/vimrc
[root@localhost etc]# rpm -qlv vim-minimal | grep etc/vimrc
-rw-r--r--    1 root    root             1120 Sep  8 05:08 /etc/vimrc

most likely /etc/vimrc should be dropped from the vim-minimal %files
section and add vim-common as a dependency or if vim-minimal is not
meant to have any of the common files anymore add a conflict.
Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2004-09-11 17:31:17 EDT
the vim-common dependency was dropped intentionally several releases 
ago to allow smaller minimal installs. The only file required to run 
vim-minimal is /etc/vimrc. Without that file cursor, pageup/down and 
other keys won't work. 
Having vim-minimal conflict with vim-common isn't a solution either. 
You need to be able to run /bin/vi without having /usr (think NFS) 
being mounted. 
I need to test some rpm file attributes, maybe one of them fixes 
this. (Btw: This wasn't an issue with previous rpm versions) 
Comment 2 Paul Nasrat 2004-10-19 10:07:51 EDT
Related to this when updating from:

vim-common vim-enchanced vim-minimal 6.3.028-2 to rawhide.

Transaction Check Error:   file /etc/vimrc from install of
                vim-minimal-6.3.030-2 conflicts with file from package

vim-enhanced should have a versioned requires on vim-common rather than
unversioned, to allow this migration.

Comment 3 Karsten Hopp 2004-10-20 05:16:00 EDT
fixed in vim-6.3.030-3 
Comment 4 Mark Wilkinson 2004-11-26 15:49:11 EST
Having just upgraded to Fedora Core 3 I can tell you that this bug
isn't fixed in vim-6.3.030-3. From /root/upgrade.log:
    Upgrading vim-common-6.3.030-3.i386.
    warning: /etc/vimrc created as /etc/vimrc.rpmnew


[mhw@kremvax ~]$ rpm -q -f /etc/vimrc
[mhw@kremvax ~]$ rpm -qa --filesbypkg 'vim*' | grep /etc/vimrc
vim-minimal               /etc/vimrc
vim-common                /etc/vimrc
[mhw@kremvax ~]$
Comment 5 Karsten Hopp 2004-11-29 09:34:51 EST
*** Bug 141030 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Sitsofe Wheeler 2005-01-13 18:20:53 EST
Has this really been fixed? I noticed an update done on 12 Jan 2005 to
vim-common-6.3.054-0.fc3.1 and vim-minimal-6.3.054-0.fc3.1 in FC3 seems to have
created a /etc/vimrc.rpmnew ...
Comment 7 W. Michael Petullo 2005-01-20 15:50:00 EST
Upgrading from 6.3.046-1 to 6.3.058-2 was fine.
Comment 8 W. Michael Petullo 2006-01-19 20:48:12 EST
See also
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2006-January/msg00945.html and
the related thread on fedora-devel.

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