Bug 89462 - vim-X11 should include a gvimdiff symbolic link
vim-X11 should include a gvimdiff symbolic link
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2003-04-23 00:13 EDT by Todd J Martin
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:53 EDT (History)
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Description Todd J Martin 2003-04-23 00:13:59 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20030225

Description of problem:
vim-enhanced-6.1-29 includes a vimdiff symbolic link to the vim executable. 
When vim is called like this, it automatically opens in diff mode.  Gvim has a
similar behavior if it is called by the name of gvimdiff.  Unfortunately, the
gvimdiff symbolic link never gets created.  Gvim is already compiled with diff
mode enabled.  All it needs is a symbolic link.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run gvimdiff

Actual Results:  
[todd@perl etc]$ gvimdiff DIR_COLORS DIR_COLORS.rpmnew
bash2: gvimdiff: command not found
[todd@perl etc]$

Expected Results:  Gvim starts up in diff mode

Additional info:

Easy workaround is to do:

ln -s gvim gvimdiff

from the /usr/X11R6/bin directory.

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