Bug 53301 - Return "vi" to same behavior that many years of RHL had
Return "vi" to same behavior that many years of RHL had
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Preston Brown
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2001-09-06 02:42 EDT by Dax Kelson
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:51 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-09-20 07:27:23 EDT
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Description Dax Kelson 2001-09-06 02:42:57 EDT
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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.

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Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-09-06 02:49:03 EDT
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 03:24:16 EDT
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 07:27:19 EDT
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.

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