Question about 3rd-party packaging of Vim syntax highlighting macros

Stefano Zacchiroli zack at
Sat Feb 10 01:16:29 UTC 2007

On Fri, Feb 09, 2007 at 03:37:38PM -0500, James Vega wrote:
> > I tried adding a file at /usr/share/vim/registry/cernlib-base.yaml
> > listing the above two files, in the same format as the .yaml file
> > provided by vim-latexsuite, but that didn't seem to change anything. How
> > should I be doing this?
> For syntax, indent, and ftplugin files, I'd say it's safe to ship the
> files in /usr/share/vim/addons.  The purpose for the registry is more
> geared towards plugins since they're always loaded instead of only being
> loaded for a specific filetype.

Right, but still please create the .yaml file following what you saw in
vim-latexsuite (basically this means list all the stuff you install
under /usr/share/vim/addons, that should amount to syntax/* and

In the near future /usr/share/vim/addons can cease to be in the default
vim runtime path and the .yaml file will help to automatically enable
your vim addons upon package installation.


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