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Bug 83941 - vi missing from portage
Summary: vi missing from portage
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Vim Maintainers
: 103125 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-03-03 05:32 UTC by Niels Kalle
Modified: 2005-08-20 04:27 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Niels Kalle 2005-03-03 05:32:55 UTC
It seems that the editor vi is missing from portage.
Since Version 2004.3 it is not possible to emerge it anymore.
It is possible to emerge vim or nvi but not vi itself.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install gentoo 2004.3
2. emerge vi

Actual Results:  
emerge: there are no ebuilds to satisfy "vi".

Expected Results:  
it should have been emerged.
Comment 1 Ciaran McCreesh 2005-03-03 05:46:20 UTC
Indeed. It's gone, since it only works properly with termcap-compat, which we're trying to kill on the grounds that it's ancient, buggy, unmaintained, incomplete and only exists for compatability with a few ancient *BSD things.
Comment 2 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-08-20 04:27:31 UTC
*** Bug 103125 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***