Just wanted to install vim - had to spend entire day building X11

Tony Maserati abletony84 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 11:43:14 UTC 2011

I hear that - but if I want gvim I'll install gvim. What it's doing here is
installing something I didn't ask for, well actually, it's fooling me into
giving me something I don't need.


On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 10:06 AM, Giorgos Keramidas <
keramida at ceid.upatras.gr> wrote:

> On Sun, 9 Jan 2011 22:19:02 +0100, Tony Maserati <abletony84 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm just curious - what's the point of including X11 as a dependency
> > to vim?  And then making a vim-lite port (which you usually discover
> > after installing X11). How about making it vim and vim-x11 instead?
> Maybe because gvim is really *much* nicer than plain console-based vim
> sessions.
> The vim-lite port exists for those cases when you really want to install
> just plain good ol' vim without all the bells and whistles.  You can also
> install editors/vim with WITHOUT_X11='true' to avoid the pulling of all
> this X11 stuff.

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