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Bug 5854 - vim-enhanced, vim-X11, and vim-common use different share dirs
Summary: vim-enhanced, vim-X11, and vim-common use different share dirs
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: vim
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael K. Johnson
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-10-12 01:10 UTC by Mike Gerdts
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-05 20:39:48 UTC

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Description Mike Gerdts 1999-10-12 01:10:13 UTC
/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 15:10:59 UTC
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 20:39:59 UTC
Works for me fine with the current vim in Raw Hide.

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