Bug#373696: vim: Default $VIMRUNTIME set incorrectly

Enrico Zini enrico at enricozini.org
Thu Jun 15 20:31:28 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jun 14, 2006 at 10:23:43PM -0700, Adam Collins wrote:

> Vim reports the following when run:
>   E484: Can't open file /usr/local/share/vim/syntax/syntax.vim
> Workaround is to add this to your shell config file (~/.bashrc):
>   export VIMRUNTIME=/usr/share/vim/vim70
> and restart your shell or X session.

I have been hit by this bug this morning on a train with no internet
connection, and couldn't work out this work-around.  But I can't live
without a fully working vim, so I did it the hard way.

I resorted using vim to edit the vim binary, to correct the string
inside it:

 cp `which vim` vim~
 vim `which vim`
 Pad the rest with nulls using r^V^@

It worked perfectly, and it was a nice example of using vim to edit
itself :)


Enrico happy meta-vimmer

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