[arch-general] Where should system-wide vim files go?

Auguste Pop auguste at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 05:33:43 EDT 2011

On Mon, Apr 4, 2011 at 9:01 PM, Oon-Ee Ng <ngoonee.talk at gmail.com> wrote:
> I installed vim-peaksea from the AUR the other day and couldn't use
> it, because it installed in /usr/share/vim/colors/peaksea.vim. This
> seems a fairly standard directory, but its not in runtimepath on a
> fresh install (AFAIK).
> Checked out some other vim colour-themes on the AUR, the majority seem
> to install to the same location. Some choose /usr/share/vim/vim**
> instead, but that breaks when vim updates. Perhaps
> /usr/share/vim/vimfiles makes more sense (only found one PKGBUILD
> using that so far).
> So what's the 'correct' behaviour? The vim split package doesn't seem
> to do any patches affecting runtimepath, so probably I assume
> runtimepath is an upstream default. In that case, should AUR packages
> correct their location?
> Posting to arch-general because it overlaps and isn't solely an AUR issue.

plugins installed into $VIM/vimfiles works. i thought that's the
correct place for plugins.
/usr/share/vim/vimXX directory should only be used by vim packages
that updates along with vim.
that's my understanding of the vim directories.

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