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Re: Zsh completion problem

Any suggestions anyone?
I would really like to have completion in my zsh shells. Incidentally
I installed from source in cygwin and still have the same issue. So I
don't believe it is a package issue. I think it may be a bigger issue
with my cygwin environment.


On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 7:23 PM, Vikas Mishra <> wrote:
> Hello Peter,
> Thanks for your response.
> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 6:36 PM, Peter A. Castro <> wrote:
>> On Thu, 24 Mar 2011, Vikas Mishra wrote:
>> The ultimate cause of this particular problem was permissions on the
>> "functions" directories not being to zsh's liking (ie: having write
>> permission for group or other). ?This was a build error on my part for
>> 4.3.11-1, which was corrected in 4.3.11-2.
>> (Make sure you have installed 4.3.11-2, btw :-)
> I just installed this cygwin installation today and I think 4.3.11-2
> was release in early January so I believe I do have the latest
> version.
>> With the permissions wrong, compinit fails to load any of the completion
>> functions and ends up creating a very, very abbreviated .zcompdump file
>> (less than 1k in size, versus > 30k size).
> In my case, the size of zcompdump was 32KB (I had forgotten to mention
> it the first time around). I have attached the zcompdump file so that
> you can see if this is correct or not.
>> You can tell this by looking at the .zcompdump and if it things like
>> _comps() are mostly empty, then you are hitting the problem.
>> Verify that you .zcompdump has move that a few functions in it and verify
>> the permissions on all directories under /usr/share/zsh/4.3.11 are 755
>> (rwxr-xr-x) and that all files under those directories are 644
>> (rw-r--r--).
> I rechecked the permissions on the directories and they were correct.
> I have also attached the smallest version of my zshrc which still has
> a problem - basically this is just "autoload -U compinit && compinit".
> I installed version 4.3.10 (with the Cygwin installer and have the
> same problem). Let me know if any more info will help.
> Regards,
> Vikas

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