Re: problems with syntax highlighting in vim
Glenn Becker wrote:
Apologies if this has been posted already.
I am trying to use vim to edit some html files. Never had a problem
setting the syntax before, but on my Debian install (testing), I get
this when I am inside a simple index.html file and type the ex command:
Error detected while processing /usr/share/vim/vim64/syntax/syntax.vim:
E216: No such group or event: filetypedetect BufRead
Hit ENTER or type command to continue
... anyone else ever seen this? I checked out the file it was trying
to process and yep, that directive is on line 42 ...
I'm guessing it might be some vim support package I'm missing but if
so I don't know why it wasn't downloaded as a dependency ...
I'm pretty sure I hit that a few months back. As I remember it turned
out that I needed to allow the packaging system to install the new copy
of <whatever file> that the package maintainer had shipped with vim.
Apparently I had told it to keep my previously installed version when
apt-get asked me what to do. Once I moved the dpkg-dist copy into place
everything worked again.
Sorry, I forget exactly which file fixed it. You could remove vim and
add it again, perhaps?
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