Bug 60077 - Split screen mode not available in this build
Summary: Split screen mode not available in this build
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim   
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Version: 7.2
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
QA Contact: David Lawrence
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-02-19 19:33 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:40 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-19 21:23:38 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2002-02-19 19:33:23 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.start vim
2.type ":split<ENTER."
3.observe message.

Expected Results:  Screen would split into two windows

Additional info:

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.
Description :
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.

Comment 1 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-02-19 20:02:11 UTC
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 

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2002-02-19 20:39:22 UTC
Ah, yes, the enhanced as in:

[mikeraz@daemon mikeraz]$ rpm -qa | grep vim
[mikeraz@daemon mikeraz]$

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."  :)

Comment 3 Bernhard Rosenkraenzer 2002-02-19 21:23:34 UTC
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).

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2002-02-19 22:10:05 UTC
In the interest of full disclosure:

[mikeraz@daemon mikeraz]$ which vim
[mikeraz@daemon mikeraz]$ alias
alias vi='vim'

[mikeraz@daemon mikeraz]$ locate vim | grep vim$ | grep bin
[mikeraz@daemon mikeraz]$

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.

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