vim-minimal annoyance

Frank Fesevur
Mon Jun 17 09:40:00 GMT 2013

2013/6/17 Shaun Fielder:
> We're so used to vi === vim [fully featured] on Cygwin. At the very least -
> when the full "vim" package is installed 'vi' should use it.
> At the moment, I'm having to get everyone here to uninstall vim-minimal and
> manually setup a sym-link (or alias) to get back to the behaviour they've
> always had.

I have typed "vi" to start the editor for over 25 years now, so it
annoys me as well.
But does uninstalling vim-minimal help? It is in Base. I guess it
keeps coming back.

This all happened when vim-minimal was introduced and at the same
moment Yaakov stopped using alternatives:

The workaround he suggest is an alias and he created a patch to have
vim-minimal use virc-files. He is looking into it a bit further.


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