[xubuntu-users] vim without gvim?

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at gmail.com
Sat Aug 4 15:58:52 UTC 2012


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 2:04 AM, TOM TOM <thomasthoma at gmail.com> wrote:
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> On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 1:20 AM, James Freer <jessejazza3.uk at gmail.com>
> wrote:
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>> On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 8:05 PM, Kevin O'Gorman <kogorman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I've been using vi and clones since around 1984, so I'm pretty much
>> > married to them. I've just started dabbling with a pure xubuntu
>> > install, and found that my naïve addition of vim also pulled in a huge
>> > bunch of other packages, including gnome libraries that I'd prefer to
>> > not have.
>> >
>> > I don't really want a GUI editor, as I learned vim without a mouse and
>> > consider the mouse a hindrance for almost everything except menus and
>> > explicily graphical chores.
>> >
>> > Is there a keyboard-only vim package, or will I have to roll my own?
>> >
>> > --
>> > Kevin O'Gorman, PhD
>>
>> I'm not sure what you've done there. It would seem you've installed
>> vim-gnome... which is the gui version. If you'd installed vim [7.2]
>> you'd have got what you wanted. nvi if you want a pure vi version.
>>
>> james
>>
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> sudo apt-get install vim is all you need

You both are right.  I reinstalled 12.04 and found that any of
{vim-tiny, vim, vim-nox} would leave out the GUI stuff.  Must have
been a brain fart.  I opted for vim-nox.  If I want a GUI, I might try
vim-gtk since there are already GTK libraries installed on the system.

-- 
Kevin O'Gorman, PhD




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