Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53301
Return "vi" to same behavior that many years of RHL had
Last modified: 2015-01-07 18:51:25 EST
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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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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install current Red Hat
Actual Results: see above
Expected Results: see above
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,
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
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.