Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 60077
Split screen mode not available in this build
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:40:29 EDT
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Description of problem:
Split screen mode, visual (v highlights text as it is moved over for a
selection), are not available. an attempt to split returns the error message
"E319: Sorry, the command is not available in this version"
I know I've been meaning to learn emacs, but this is an extreme way to encourage
the idea. :)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Expected Results: Screen would split into two windows
GVIM works as expected.
Package information from my install:
Name : vim-minimal Relocations: (not relocateable)
Version : 6.0 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 7.13 Build Date: Mon 28 Jan 2002 03:10:38
Install date: Sun 17 Feb 2002 08:28:51 PM PST Build Host:
Group : Applications/Editors Source RPM: vim-6.0-7.13.src.rpm
Size : 387820 License: freeware
Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
Summary : A minimal version of the VIM editor.
VIM (VIsual editor iMproved) is an updated and improved version of the
vi editor. Vi was the first real screen-based editor for UNIX, and is
still very popular. VIM improves on vi by adding new features:
multiple windows, multi-level undo, block highlighting and more.
Don't. Emacs is a horribly broken piece of shit (almost as bad as that other Operating
System ;) ).
vim-minimal is designed to be minimalistic though. You want to install the vim-enhanced
Ah, yes, the enhanced as in:
[mikeraz@daemon mikeraz]$ rpm -qa | grep vim
Still not working, and sorry to say I didn't report it this way to begin with.
To be certain I didn't stomp on myself. Uninstalled all, reinstalled all but
the vim-minimal package. As in:
`rpm -ivh vim-common-6.0-7.13.i386.rpm vim-enhanced-6.0-7.13.i386.rpm
still no split windows, and I really like them. And I can't do gvim while sshed
in from work.
Emacs a "horribly broken piece of ... Other operating system"? Like debian or
Mandrake? No you must mean AmigaDOS. Gad and I just remapped the Caps Lock key
to CTRL and bought the O'Reilly book and was wondering "nmeonics? didn't the
designers ever hear of nmeonics? Oh, wait! There are a couple. gee thanks." :)
This is odd, I'm using those features every day and I'm not having any problems.
(Btw: You may also want to try :vsplit - it's a new feature in 6.0 and I tend to find it
even more useful than :split).
If you type just vim without a filename, which version is indicated?
Does it work if you invoke it as "/usr/bin/vim" rather than just vi or vim? (Just trying
to make sure it's not an alias or something messing up).
In the interest of full disclosure:
[mikeraz@daemon mikeraz]$ which vim
[mikeraz@daemon mikeraz]$ alias
[mikeraz@daemon mikeraz]$ locate vim | grep vim$ | grep bin
Hmmm, what's this? a /usr/bin/vim and a /bin/vim ??
/usr/bin/vim :: Work as hoped for/expected
/bin/vim :: crippled.
So is this a bug of vim-minimal not deleting /bin/vim on uninstall?
I don't know/care. RH may have an interest.
/bin/vim not owned by any package (freshly installed system, sheesh)
rpm -qf -p shows that vim-minimal has many /bin entries but vi not vim...
Thanks for the help.