[xubuntu-users] gvim promised, but no present.

Kevin O'Gorman kogorman at gmail.com
Sun Oct 14 17:18:11 UTC 2012

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04.1.

I don't often ask for it, but when I tried the 'gvim' command, it told me

> The program 'gvim' can be found in the following packages:
>  * vim
>  * vim-gnome
>  * vim-tiny
>  * vim-athena
>  * vim-gtk
>  * vim-nox
> Try: sudo apt-get install <selected package>

This sort of message has been very helpful in the past.  The problem
is, I already did that: I installed "vim", as verified by synaptic.

What's up with that?  I could install either vim-gnome or vim-gtk, but
I'm unsure of which would be best.  I'm using xubuntu to avoid both
KDE and Gnome to the extent possible, but I've noticed there are some
gnome libraries here anyway.

Kevin O'Gorman

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