E169 after installation

Tim Pope vim-ruby-devel at tpope.info
Sun Apr 20 11:16:31 EDT 2008

Hi Luis,

On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 04:19:35PM -0400, Luis Daniel Ibáñez González wrote:
> I recently downloaded the latest zip, and manually move everything to the
> proper .vim directories (that includes, creating a "ruby" folder in the
> ftplugin directory and put the ruby.vim and eruby.vim).

No part of the installation process involves creating a ruby directory
so somehow or other you've been led astray.  Try running the
vim-ruby-install.rb script instead.

> When i do "vim hello.rb", got a nasty E169 "command too recursive", refered
> to the  lines 1 and 50 of  the files in my .vim and in the vim71
> directory... it seems that teh 50th line is the one in eruby.vim.

There are 4 different files named eruby.vim.

> Am i doing something wrong here?
> Thanks in advance for your answers.
> P.D. Ubuntu 7.10 and vim 7.1.56, the html ftplugin worked fine.

If you have Vim 7.1, you already have the newest version of Vim/Ruby
anyways and the issue is moot.  (Though we're well overdue for a
release *cough*).

Oh, and if it's a default Ubuntu install, run "apt-get install vim",
as you have a stripped down version.


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