vim-gnome-py2 doesn't exist on zesty

Asked by Dominic Wong on 2017-04-16

I just upgraded to zesty, and the vim-gnome-py2 package doesn't seem to exist?

Am I missing something (quite likely) or has the support in zesty for Python support for vim been changed to a different package?

Thank you.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

snippet from the change log which I assume is the relevant part:

 * Remove vim-gnome (which uses deprecated gnome2 libraries) in favor of
    vim-gtk3. (Closes: #820239)

with a link to

Dominic Wong (dom-w) said : #2

Hi Manfred! Thanks for your quick reply.

Unfortunately, installing vim-gtk3 doesn't fix my issue with Python scripting not being available from within vim (sorry I should have made that more clear in the original description). Neither does the vim-nox package.

In yakkety, vim-nox had an associated package that provided the Python scripting functionality within vim-nox, which was called vim-nox-py2. Similarly, vim-gnome had one called vim-gnome-py2 which did the same.

Is there any information about why these were removed, and what the alternatives are?

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Sorry, but I do no have an answer to your last question.
Maybe askubuntu or a vim support area can help.

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