symlink to /usr/share/vim/vimXX/

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at
Sun Oct 23 15:26:51 UTC 2005

On Sun, Oct 23, 2005 at 02:23:18PM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> Thinking at it a bit more, having /usr/share/vim/vimcurrent would also
> enable us to get rid of the only version-dependent path in
> /etc/vim/vimrc thus resolving the periodic issues with people changing
> it and getting stuck when we upgrade major vim versions ...

If noone objects I've a commit ready which implement this changes.

While I was at it I also noticed some strangeness in our current setting
of 'runtimepath', which actually is:


Two issues IMO with this:
1) vimfiles is repeated (the second is probably a typo, should be
2) /usr/share/vim/vimfiles is a symlink to /etc/vim, no point in having
   both of them

Summarizing my proposal is the following:

  /usr/share/vim/vimfiles         (aka /etc/vim/)
  /usr/share/vim/vimcurrent       (aka /usr/share/vim/vim64/)

Stefano Zacchiroli -*- Computer Science PhD student @ Uny Bologna, Italy
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