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minor gotcha in install process #48

showell opened this Issue Sep 8, 2011 · 1 comment


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showell commented Sep 8, 2011

A very minor gotcha in the install process is that you tell folks to install the zipball from vim.org or github. When I went to the github page, the DOWNLOAD .zip button is tempting to click on. When you unzip the source tarball to ~/.vim, things don't work out quite as you expect.

Obviously, I eventually figured out, but I figured I'd let you know it's a bit of a gotcha. Perhaps the instructions would benefit from something like "(be sure not to grab the source zipball)".

Also, on my box (Mac OSX), I ended up doing a more public install, to /usr/share/vim/vim7 instead of ~/.vim, using sudo. For folks who are either relatively new to vim or Macs, it might help to mention the private-vs.-public choice.

Thanks for the plugin!


kchmck commented Oct 4, 2011

Sorry for the neglect! (first weeks of new school year got to me) I'll update the readme to be more clear. I'm also moving to proper version numbers and tags soon, which should help the situation.

@kchmck kchmck closed this Oct 18, 2011

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