Bug 57769 - Link /usr/bin/vi to /usr/bin/vim
Link /usr/bin/vi to /usr/bin/vim
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-12-21 13:54 EST by Richard Henderson
Modified: 2007-03-26 23:50 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-12-21 13:54:14 EST
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Description Richard Henderson 2001-12-21 13:54:09 EST
Between 7.0 and 7.1, the binary named "vi" lost the ability
to do split screen.  I can understand the desire to have
vim-minimal be small, but I also want the vi in a full install
to be able to handle this.

Therefore I suggest that the vim-enhanced package include a
link from /usr/bin/vi to /usr/bin/vim.  If /usr is mounted,
the normal PATH will search /usr/bin before /bin and all will
be happy.  If /usr is not mounted, then /bin/vi will exist for
whatever emergency is being delt with.
Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-01-09 11:53:37 EST
vim 6.0-x takes care of this by adding a /etc/profile.d/vim.{sh,csh} that
sets a proper alias.

Can't guarantee it'll stay in, though - I've done it several times before just to be overruled ("when I type vi I want vi and no bloat, dammit, typing an extra letter isn't too much work").

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