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Old 06-15-2009, 05:46 AM   #1
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Smile vimdiff in mandrake linux version 8.1


Hi,

Im using mandrake linux version 8.1 (running on vmware)
I cant seem to get vimdiff in this version of linux although i do actually have vim editor on it. can someone help me out ? has anybody faced this before ?

thanks
badri
 
Old 06-15-2009, 09:44 AM   #2
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Hi, I am running Mandriva 2009.1, and as far as I know I do not have vimdiff installed either.....

But, If I type vimdiff --help in a shell terminal, I get heaps of text.

vimdiff (file-1) (file-2)

Code:
vimdiff /home/glenn/My_system/modprobe.conf /home/glenn/My_system/modprobe.conf-ardour
2 files to edit
I have to :q each file to quit vim.

So, you may have it already too. With vim.

Cheers, Glenn

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Last edited by GlennsPref; 06-15-2009 at 09:45 AM. Reason: Oh, and Welcome to LQ!
 
Old 06-16-2009, 03:23 AM   #3
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Thanks glenn , for the response. when i do what you do i get -

[william@systemcontroller applications]$ vimdiff --help
bash: vimdiff: command not found

so the question is - is there a version of vim which will have vimdiff as well in it ? i thought every vim editor had all this in them !
 
Old 06-16-2009, 05:09 PM   #4
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Hi, it may be that the older version operates differently.

you may need to be root, but I don't think so.

the other syntax is -d

vim -d (file1) (file2)

vi -d (file1) (file2)

also works on my system.

you might try to install a newer version of vim or/and vi, (Maybe from source)

but beware of deps, you may break your system if you start upgrading everything.

regards Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 06-16-2009 at 05:13 PM. Reason: you may break your system if you start upgrading everything
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:35 AM   #5
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hi glenn,

the version im using is 6.0av BETA
i already broke my system trying to upgrade vim
so ive left it for now. just wondering if i have alternatives. i have to do file comparisons, merge etc.
& vim -d doesnt work for me.
uwww.. tough times

cheers,
badri.
 
Old 06-17-2009, 03:56 AM   #6
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Have you tried patch or the diff commands

Can be tricky if your not sure the file is correct yet, but backup the files first, then use patch > file-name from the dir the file is in. Same as patching the kernel Makefile or others.

That's all I got really, My experience is mainly with the gui and configs, not development or programming.

Did you try vi --help to see if the diff arg is available?

I started with linux with Mandriva 10.0, so my experience is limited (historically)in any real capacity. I played with Knoppix before that, and tried to install a magazine cd of RH-5.1 before that, but did not know how to get the gui to work, lol.

Back to you, regards Glenn

There must be something out there (www) that can help us/you out!

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Old 06-17-2009, 04:01 AM   #7
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Just having a look at http://rpm.pbone.net

It has a listing for your version, have you tried this site to see what is required, and what is delivers?

brb, Glenn

I'm looking for the change-log, to see if diff is available.....

brb, Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 06-17-2009 at 04:03 AM. Reason: Be right Back....wip
 
Old 06-17-2009, 04:13 AM   #8
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for mandrake 8.0

vim-x11, vim-minimal, vim-enhanced, vim-bebuginfo, vim-color, vim, vim-common and vim-guide are available

Vim-common lists diff as a file that is included.

I can't install any of these, It will break my system

Code:
Content of RPM :
/usr/bin/vimtutor
/usr/bin/xxd
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/README.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/README_lang.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/README_macros.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/README_src.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/README_tools.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/README_unix.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/autocmd.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/change.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/cmdline.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/debugger.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/develop.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/diff.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/digraph.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/doctags.c
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/editing.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/eval.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/farsi.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/filetype.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/fold.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/gui.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/gui_x11.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/hangulin.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/help.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/howto.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/if_cscop.txt
/usr/share/doc/vim-common-6.1/doc/if_ole.txt
There is 715 files more in these RPM.
Here are some links, if they don't work, do your own search at the pbone addy above....

This is the url I'm working from,....may not work without the cookie.

links listed..
http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i586.rpm.html

This won't work, click on the link above to access the page, crossed fingers....

Download
mandrake.contactel.cz vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
mandrake.contactel.cz vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
mandrake.contactel.cz vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
carroll.aset.psu.edu vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
carroll.aset.psu.edu vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
carroll.aset.psu.edu vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
bo.mirror.garr.it vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
bo.mirror.garr.it vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
bo.mirror.garr.it vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
ftp.pbone.net vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
ftp.pbone.net vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
ftp.pbone.net vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
ftp.isu.edu.tw vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
ftp.isu.edu.tw vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
ftp.isu.edu.tw vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.i586.rpm
Search for other platforms
vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.sparc.rpm
vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.alpha.rpm
vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.ppc.rpm
vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.ia64.rpm
vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk.s390.rpm

Provides :
vim-common




Hope this helps you, vim-common-6.1-34.1mdk

Kind regards, Glenn

Last edited by GlennsPref; 06-17-2009 at 04:15 AM. Reason: links may not work with out cookie
 
Old 06-18-2009, 03:24 AM   #9
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hi glenn,

thanks for the efforts. same with me. even im afraid ill keep breaking the system. so i think ill go for 'diff' command instead of vimdiff. i know its going to be hard, but its failsafe

cheers,
badri.
 
  


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