Bug#347704: vim: With new version in testing syntax highliting does not work

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at bononia.it
Sat Jan 14 19:19:17 UTC 2006

On Sat, Jan 14, 2006 at 08:07:49PM +0100, Samuel Mimram wrote:
> >I can't understand what's going on here ...
> I've just overritten my old vimrc with the one provided in the pacakge. 
> This solved the problem. Unfortunately, I've lost the old vimrc.

So I'm tagging the bug as unreproducible.

Anyhow, brief explanation: in the past there use to be the version
dependent path /usr/share/vim/vimXX/... in /etc/vim/vimrc. That implied
risky updates: if on upgrade you have choosed not to upgrade
/etc/vim/vimrc you may loose any access to the vim runtime and that
would break syntax highlighting.

Now we use a symlink and updates are no longer risky (at least wrt the
issue above :-) I believe the version of vim which entered testing was
the first solving the issue, but you need to use (for the last time) the
maintainer version of /etc/vim/vimrc to get on the safe side.

Maybe you choose not to update your configuration file and you have run
vim with an old vim63 path ...


Stefano Zacchiroli -*- Computer Science PhD student @ Uny Bologna, Italy
zack@{cs.unibo.it,debian.org,bononia.it} -%- http://www.bononia.it/zack/
If there's any real truth it's that the entire multidimensional infinity
of the Universe is almost certainly being run by a bunch of maniacs. -!-

More information about the pkg-vim-maintainers mailing list