In lieu of my recent install problems with Gentoo I installed Arch again just so I could have an OS up and running. I plan on trying to install Gentoo again, probably sometime around this weekend. I saw D. Robbins put his own stages which I will probably use. They’ll at least be more up to date the official ones. His goals behind doing this though make me wonder? Predictions predictions!
Anyway, naturally one of the first things I install after getting the OS itself installed along with X and Gnome is Gvim. It comes with vim by default but Gvim is sexier and gives me an easy way out if I need it. So naturally I went online, downloaded all my color themes from vim.org along with the secure modelines script by McCreesh and went off to the races. Thats the when the proverbial turd hit the fan.
I’ve complained about this before. Yet no one seems to care. If I considered Arch “my distro” like I think of Gentoo then I would probably be a little more proactive about it, but instead I will lay back and complain till I get my way. The default vimrc and gvimrc that it comes with break everything!! The worst part about this is they claim that by my local vimrc will override the global one in /etc. Lie! And trust me on this, I have a long, fairly complete vimrc, there isn’t much left to put in there. Thus my vimrc would not work for the life of me till I remembered this and deleted the damn things. Now everything works as I remember it working. Most people don’t realize it but Gentoo actually comes with a global vimrc as well. But the folks at Gentoo were smart enough not include anything in there that screws with your visual settings! It drives me nuts. I need to go through pacman’s documentation and pray there is a “don’t update this file” option or something.
Enjoy the Penguins!