vim brooken in Ubuntu Edgy…


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.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. pete

    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)

  2. erik

    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.

  3. BigMcLargehuge

    holy crap…this saved me…thanks

  4. erik

    Glad I could help. 🙂

  5. Kevin

    vim-full installs under Feisty with aptitude. Thanks for the pointer on reinstallation.

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