Created attachment 916957 [details]
A slightly more complete filetype.vim than the one described in the bug description.
Description of problem:
I added a directory to my RUNTIMEPATH but vim ignores the change.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add a directory to RUNTIMEPATH by appending the line 'set runtimepath+=~/programs/vim' to ~/.vimrc. The directory ~/programs/vim should already exist. You can use any directory that is not already in RUNTIMEPATH.
2. Create a file named filetype.vim in the additional RUNTIMEPATH directory.
3. In the new file filetype.vim, insert the following lines:
au! BufRead,BufNewFile *.ish setfiletype perl
4. Run 'vim any.ish' from a shell command line.
5. Type ':echo &filetype' in vim.
I suspect this problem is caused by the somewhat out-of-date version of vim on Fedora 20, 7.4.179. On a BSD system that I use which has vim 7.4.205, the problem does not occur. Could a more recent version of vim be made available for Fedora 20 via yum update?
There are work-arounds with vim 7.4.179, but I prefer a clean solution.
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