This all comes about because, in the process of stripping the guts out of ConnochaetOS and converting it to a framebuffer speed demon, I realized that vim choked without gtk2.
And libxt, and almost all the rest of that stuff above. And the dependencies, of course.
Mystifying, but I am no expert. I tried to rewrite (with considerable effort) the vim PKGBUILD to omit all that stuff, use the 7.3 tarball, and lose a little weight.
It’s not going very well though. Big, complex applications like this always seem to spin out of control and turn ugly when I write my own PKGBUILDs. I do better with simpler stuff.
I’ve searched AUR for something like a “vim-nogui” or Debian’s vim.tiny, but there are quite a lot to skim through. I’ll keep trying and keep searching. Maybe something has already been done.