Bug#407285: Subject: vim: No syntax highlighting possible

Karlheinz Geyer streng at ftbfs.de
Wed Jan 17 11:46:47 UTC 2007

Subject: vim: No syntax highlighting possible
Package: vim
Version: 1:7.0-122+1
Severity: minor

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When trying to open a TeX-File for example, the vim-internal command
":syntax on" comes up with the following error message:

Error detected while processing /usr/share/vim/vim70/syntax/syntax.vim:
line   42:
E216: No such group or event: filetypedetect BufRead
Press ENTER or type command to continue

Processing the same file with "vim -u NONE <filename.tex>" and
":syntax on" works fine.

This error is reproduceable no matter what filetype is used.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (999, 'testing')
Architecture: powerpc (ppc)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-3-powerpc
Locale: LANG=de_DE at euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE at euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
(ignored: LC_ALL set to de_DE at euro)

Versions of packages vim depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.3.6.ds1-8 GNU C Library: Shared
ii  libgpmg1                     1.19.6-24   General Purpose Mouse -
shared lib
ii  libncurses5                  5.5-5       Shared libraries for
terminal hand
ii  vim-common                   1:7.0-122+1 Vi IMproved - Common files
ii  vim-runtime                  1:7.0-122+1 Vi IMproved - Runtime files

vim recommends no packages.

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