Bug#499563: Please warn when using "vim-addons install" as root

James Vega jamessan at debian.org
Thu Dec 17 13:21:33 UTC 2009

On Fri, Sep 19, 2008 at 09:50:32PM +0100, Chris Lamb wrote:
> I would find it extremely useful if "vim-addons install" displayed a warning
> when run as root.
> My brain must think "Oh, I'm installing something, so I therefore require
> root" and my fingers respond by prefixing with sudo, resulting in dirs in
> ~/.vim that are owned by root, etc.

It's normal to run vim-addons as root though, in the case that the addon
is being installed globally.  I guess warning if vim-addons is being run
as root or SUDO_COMMAND is in the environment and the --system-wide
directory isn't set could work.

I've also added the target directory to the installation message.

  Info: installing removed addon 'cvsmenu' to /home/jamessan/.vim

GPG Key: 1024D/61326D40 2003-09-02 James Vega <jamessan at debian.org>
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