My solution was simple.
erik@lappy $> sudo apt-get remove vim-tiny
erik@lappy $> sudo apt-get install vim
Jeez! To save a few KBs on their install CD the Ubuntu people broke vim in Ubuntu Edgy. Even worse, all I’ve found as solutions to the problem, is people telling me to run:
apt-get install vim-full
That would be great if that worked, but it doesn’t. I’m getting a wonderfully, cryptic, error message:
erik@lappy $> sudo apt-get install vim-full
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Package vim-full is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
However the following packages replace it:
vim-runtime vim-gui-common vim-gnome vim-common vim
E: Package vim-full has no installation candidate
Hmm. Maybe it’s, “one and done.” One hour of Edgy and I’m back to Breezy.
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hmmm….vim works fine on edgy for me.
pcold@stretch:~$ vim –version
VIM – Vi IMproved 7.0 (2006 May 7, compiled Oct 20 2006 09:48:09)
Included patches: 1-35
I don’t have vim-full installed. Have you tried ‘apt-get update vim’ ??
(and if you give up, you don’t want to go all the way back to breezy, dapper should work for you)
The thing that bugs me is that I had vim-tiny installed, by default. With vim-tiny, there is no way to use code syntax highlighting, among other things.
holy crap…this saved me…thanks
Glad I could help. 🙂
vim-full installs under Feisty with aptitude. Thanks for the pointer on reinstallation.