Bug#525422: vim: netrw using elinks/links does not really do what it should

Tomas Janousek tomi at nomi.cz
Fri Apr 24 13:30:50 UTC 2009

Package: vim
Version: 2:7.2.148-2
Severity: important

Since I upgraded to vim 7.2, netrw stopped working. That means, whenever i
load a http:// url in vim, I get the file completely reformatted. I don't
understand what's the point in using elinks to download stuff instead of
curl/wget, which used to be used before. Or, at least, change this:
let g:netrw_http_xcmd= "-dump >"   ==>   "-source >"

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (989, 'stable'), (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (200, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-lis-00008-g249a1da-dirty (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=cs_CZ, LC_CTYPE=cs_CZ (charmap=ISO-8859-2)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libacl1                   2.2.47-2       Access control list shared library
ii  libc6                     2.9-6          GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libgpm2                   1.20.4-2       General Purpose Mouse - shared lib
ii  libncurses5               5.6+20080713-1 shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libselinux1               2.0.65-2       SELinux shared libraries
ii  vim-common                2:7.2.148-2    Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime               2:7.2.148-2    Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

Versions of packages vim suggests:
ii  exuberant-ctags [ctags]       1:5.7-4    build tag file indexes of source c
pn  vim-doc                       <none>     (no description available)
ii  vim-scripts                   20081206-1 plugins for vim, adding bells and 

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Tomáš Janoušek, a.k.a. Liskni_si, http://work.lisk.in/

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