Bug 53301 - Return "vi" to same behavior that many years of RHL had
Summary: Return "vi" to same behavior that many years of RHL had
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution
Version: roswell
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact: Jay Turner
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-09-06 06:42 UTC by Dax Kelson
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:51 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-09-20 11:27:23 UTC

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Description Dax Kelson 2001-09-06 06:42:57 UTC
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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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1. Install current Red Hat

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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.

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