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Re: [vox-tech] Vim and vim-perl
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Re: [vox-tech] Vim and vim-perl

On Fri, Jul 04, 2003 at 03:50:53PM -0500, Jay Strauss wrote:
> Hi (I'm going to attempt to be clear the first time around)
> Before:
> When only vim was installed, I would ssh to my box, and vim a file.  like
> when on the console, all I'd have in my ssh session was a vim session till I
> qw
> After I installed vim-perl:
> -  vim now wants an xserver running, regardless if I'm asking for a gui vim
> or not.
> - when I gvim a file everything happens as I expect.  I get an X application
> pop up on my screen in addition to my ssh session.
> - when I vim a file and don't have an xserver running I get and error:
>         X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server
> shutdown).
> - when I vim a file and DO have an xserver running, i get vim in my ssh
> client like i did in the "before" situation
> Is this the expected behavior?  I would have though, I'd only need my
> xserver running if I asked for an x application (gvim or vim -g)

I think it vim's behaviour in this instance depends upon what libraries
the vim binary is linked against.

This doesn't really answer the why, but vim -X instructs vim not to
request a connection to the X server.  Nice over slow links even when
you *do* have an available X server.

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