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Bug 690102 - app-editors/nvi: last rites
Summary: app-editors/nvi: last rites
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Deadline: 2020-03-18
Assignee: Felix Janda
Keywords: PMASKED
Depends on: CVE-2019-12735
Blocks: 466030 656864 689442
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Reported: 2019-07-17 18:23 UTC by Felix Janda
Modified: 2020-03-18 08:51 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description Felix Janda 2019-07-17 18:23:00 UTC
app-editors/nvi is based on very old code needing a lot of patches, and
can be well replaced by >=app-edtors/vim-8.1.1155[minimal].
Comment 1 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2019-07-22 21:06:28 UTC
no patches and updates since 2010?

Seems to be really dead.
I think you should really last rite it. 

see "Removing a package"

Please ask on IRC, if you need help.
Comment 2 Felix Janda 2019-07-29 15:54:42 UTC
It is not that dead, a few patches have been accepted since 2010:

The last time I heard anything from the maintainer was in January 2017.
Comment 3 Larry the Git Cow gentoo-dev 2020-02-17 08:18:02 UTC
The bug has been referenced in the following commit(s):

commit fcf6743746ba9d9e498030239f53461da5145bc5
Author:     Michał Górny <>
AuthorDate: 2020-02-17 07:41:29 +0000
Commit:     Michał Górny <>
CommitDate: 2020-02-17 08:17:23 +0000

    package.mask: Last rite app-editors/nvi
    Signed-off-by: Michał Górny <>

 profiles/package.mask | 8 ++++++++
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+)