Bug#401000: vim: Vim not handling .gz files anymore
pde at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Mon Dec 4 20:08:07 UTC 2006
On 04/12/06, James Vega <jamessan at debian.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 29, 2006 at 04:59:45PM -0800, Peter Eckersley wrote:
> > After a recent upgrade (to version 7+), vim on my system stopped
> > .gz files automatically. This looks a bit like #348661.
> If this is the same problem as #348661, then you chose not to accept the
> maintainer version (or perform a merge) of /etc/vim/vimrc when
> upgrading. Running ":set runtimepath?" in vim will likely have
> /usr/share/vim/vim64 (or vim63 depending on what you upgraded from)
> instead of /usr/share/vim/vim70.
You'll probably also have an
> /etc/vim/vimrc.dpkg-new or .dpkg-dist which is the newer maintainer
> version of the file.
Nope, it isn't that -- I think I have the latest /etc/vim/vimrc (no -new or
-dist versions, just -old)
My runtime path is pretty weird:
I guess that's being set by the old binary that's in /usr/bin/vim
strings /usr/bin/vim | grep vimfiles
Maybe the install scripts should check for old redirects on /usr/bin/vim and
Also, you can check /var/log/dpkg.log to see from which version you
Very useful to know :). The output of:
cd /var/log ; zgrep vim `ls --sort=time dpkg*`
is at http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/bugs/vim-upgrades.gz
I think it was the 2006-10-11 upgrades that caused the problem.
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