VIM syntax highlighting broken?

Michael Bienia michael at
Wed Mar 8 15:09:25 GMT 2006

On 2006-03-07 23:11:29 +0200, Sami Haahtinen wrote:
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> Sami Haahtinen wrote:
> > Michael Bienia wrote:
> >>> I've done some more testing and it seems my vim installation is a little
> >>> bit broken:
> >>> /usr/bin/vim.gnome is 6.4
> >>> /usr/bin/vim.basic is 6.4
> >>> /usr/bin/vim is 6.3
> >>>
> >>> This would explain why I also need a symlink to get syntax highlighting
> >>> (I've already syntax on in my .vimrc). I will investigate why my vim
> >>> binary is still 6.3 instead of 6.4.
> >>> As vim is working normally I didn't notice it till now.
> > 
> > This is a bug in the packaging.. purging all instances of vim (vim-gnome
> > was the culprit, afair) and reinstalling fixes this.

I've already done this (purging vim and reinstalling) and it fixed it.

> And of course, i meant dpkg-divert, not statoverride ;)
> you should be able to see the diversion that affects you with
> 'dpkg-divert --list', if you manage to track down the root cause for
> this, please file a bug. this will hit quite a few users.

I also removed the remaining diversions after I purged vim.
All I remember is that there was a diversion by vim-gnome from
/usr/bin/vim to /usr/bin/


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