Bug 458508 - vim-common changelog.vim ftplugin is broken in fedora 9
vim-common changelog.vim ftplugin is broken in fedora 9
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Karsten Hopp
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-08-08 21:07 EDT by Alex Murray
Modified: 2009-07-14 10:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 10:18:38 EDT
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patch to changelog.vim to fix the bug (422 bytes, patch)
2008-08-08 21:07 EDT, Alex Murray
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Description Alex Murray 2008-08-08 21:07:03 EDT
Created attachment 313859 [details]
patch to changelog.vim to fix the bug

Description of problem: When trying to use the changelog.vim ftplugin, the following error is received when trying to insert a new changelog entry (\o):

Error detected while processing function <SNR>24_new_changelog_entry:       
line   12:
E121: Undefined variable: g:changelog_date_end_entry_search
E116: Invalid arguments for function search(g:changelog_date_end_entry_search, '
W') > 0
E15: Invalid expression: search(g:changelog_date_end_entry_search, 'W') > 0
line   19:
E121: Undefined variable: p
E116: Invalid arguments for function append
line   20:
E121: Undefined variable: p
E116: Invalid arguments for function cursor

This occurs due to a mis-spelled variable name in changelog.vim - it is a simple 1 line change to fix it - will provide a patch.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible: every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open a ChangeLog file in vim - changelog.vim ftplugin will be automatically loaded
2. Try inserting a new entry by typing \o in command mode
3. Above error occurs
Actual results:

Expected results: No error

Additional info: The attached patch for changelog.vim fixes the problem and has already been committed upstream - see debian changelog for the same fix:
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