Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Issue with c.vim

I got a new PC at work and for some reason home directory is located in /opt/home while /home is just a link to that directory.

This caused an issue with c.vim. Namely it thought I had a system-wide installation so was looking for templates under /opt/share rather than $HOME. The core issue is an if clause that checks if the script file is under $HOME. Problem was that path to the script file is under /opt/home while $HOME is set to /home and thus the script thinks it's not in the home directory.

I fixed this issue rather heavy-handedly by forcing my installation to only include local installation. I did this by editing c.vim and under the part where paths are set for Unix/Linux, removing all the stuff not needed, i.e. the if clause and everything inside else branch.