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Old 05-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #1
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Why do we have Vim and Gvim in separate packages (which disables clientserver)?


Hi all,
I stumbled about the nice clientserver feature of Vim and wanted to make use of it. Sadly, Vim in Slackware has not enabled that feature, caused by the split of Vim and Gvim (clientserver can't be enabled without the --enable-gui= option).
So I removed the vim and vim-gvim package and created a new one with the option --enable-gui=gtk2 and now it is working fine.

Just out of curiosity, why is Vim split in two packages in the first place?
Also, does anyone know of a possibility two enable the clientserver feature with the package split in place?
 
Old 05-20-2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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Just out of curiosity, why is Vim split in two packages in the first place?
Will your build work if the X packages are not installed?
 
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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Will your build work if the X packages are not installed?
Ah, I did not think about that, of course they won't, the clientserver option in Vim needs X for IPC. Thanks.
 
  


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