[Novalug] What to do about a defective vi? [now:] still not right
Charles M Howe
cmhowe at patriot.net
Thu Dec 3 16:51:03 EST 2009
Still not right -- improved, but ...
Specifically, I give the command vi file but I got gedit file! Hunh?!
On Wed, 2009-12-02 at 00:57 -0500, Jon LaBadie wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 11:50:24PM -0500, Charles M Howe wrote:
> > List,
> > I've bellyached about this before: vi (vim, actually) acts up? Can I
> > deinstall it (or whatever the word is), then reinstall it? gedit works.
> > Otherwise I would be frantic. But I don't want to go without vi forever.
> Looking back at your original post it seems you are running Karmic.
> Assuming you are using gnome, on the top bar/panel go to:
> system ->
> administration ->
> synaptic package manager
> In the "quick search" field enter 'vim' and click "Search".
> There will be lots of packages related to vim, I get about 40,
> but only 7 are installed:
> All are version 2:7.2.245-2ubuntu2.
> One by one select each with your mouse and then click the right button
> to get the action menu. If the package is NOT installed, mark it for
> installation. If already installed, mark for reinstallation.
> When done with marking all seven packages, click "apply" in the top bar.
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