Bug 5854 - vim-enhanced, vim-X11, and vim-common use different share dirs
vim-enhanced, vim-X11, and vim-common use different share dirs
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael K. Johnson
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Reported: 1999-10-11 21:10 EDT by Mike Gerdts
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 15:39:48 EST
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Description Mike Gerdts 1999-10-11 21:10:13 EDT
/usr/bin/vim and /usr/X11R6/bin/gvim expect to find syntax
files in /usr/share/vim/syntax/.  vim-common placed the
files in /usr/share/vim/vim54/syntax/.  This breaks .vimrc
files that need to interoperate with other vim
installations, including Red Hat 5.2 (vim-common-5.3-3).

A temporary workaround is to set the environment variable
VIM to /usr/share/vim/vim54, causing vim to ignore the
builtin default value of $VIM.
Comment 1 Michael K. Johnson 1999-11-19 10:10:59 EST
Can you explain why in a .vimrc file you would need to give complete paths
to syntax files?  :syntax on seems to work for me with no workarounds
whatsoever.  I have no files in /usr/share/vim except for the vim54
directory.  I don't see any bugs here.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2000-02-05 15:39:59 EST
Works for me fine with the current vim in Raw Hide.

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