vim do not guess $HOME when unavailable

Ciaran McCreesh ciaranm at
Mon Jan 23 18:29:43 UTC 2006

On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 10:32:23 +0100 Bram Moolenaar <Bram at>
| Vim only uses $HOME, so that you can specify what home directory to
| use. So far I haven't seen a reason to do otherwise.  Not having
| $HOME set is likely to cause trouble.

Although unfortunately, some of the Gnome stuff to which Vim links
ignores $HOME and only uses getpwuid, which means that the Vim build
process has to have write access to the real ~/.gnome2* when generating
the NLS things or running tests...

Ciaran McCreesh : Gentoo Developer (King of all Londinium)
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