[arch-general] New vi/vim/gvim in testing requires intervention

Alessandro Doro ordo.ad at gmail.com
Tue May 12 06:00:02 EDT 2009

On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 08:50:02PM -0500, Dan McGee wrote:
> > And a quick guess, it looks like the new vim package puts its colors here:
> > /usr/share/vim/vim72/colors/
> >
> > Any reason the old /usr/share/vim/ shouldn't be on the default runtimepath?
> Addendum: *any* plugins installed do not work, not just colors or
> anything else. vim-bufexplorer is broken; vim-taglist is broken, etc.

Add this line to ~/.vimrc:
set runtimepath+=/usr/share/vim

In the default vim configuration the main directory for runtime files is
the one where vim installs its files, /usr/share/vim/vim72 in the new
package, /usr/share/vim/ before the split vi/vim/gvim.
See the help for :runtimepath, $VIMRUNTIME and $VIM.

The plugins packages need a repackaging.

There is already a bug report http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/14626.

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