cygwin update, gvim 8.2. file type plugin, perl script error

Gary Johnson
Tue Jul 19 22:02:00 GMT 2022

On 2022-07-19, Kutty, Rejeesh wrote:
> Hi,
> I recently ran the installer and it updated vim to 8.2
> :version
> VIM - Vi IMproved 8.2 (2019 Dec 12, compiled Feb 13 2022 22:00:24)
> Included patches: 1-4372
> Now when I open a perl script, I get the following message:
> Command terminated
> Error detected while processing BufRead Autocommands for "*.pl"..function dist#ft#FTpl[10]..FileType
> Autocommands for "*"..function <SNR>11_LoadFTPlugin[18]..script /usr/share/vim/vim82/ftplugin/perl.
> vim[57]..BufRead Autocommands for "*.pl"..function dist#ft#FTpl[10]..FileType Autocommands for "*"..
> function <SNR>11_LoadFTPlugin[18]..script /usr/share/vim/vim82/ftplugin/perl.vim:
> line   50:
> E484: Can't open file /tmp/vveXImd/0
> Press ENTER or type command to continue
> And all syntax is lost.
> This only happens with perl-scripts.
> I opened Verilog/SystemVerilog/Shell/CPP/C/TCL files, and all these opened without problems.
> Not sure if I should ask this in the vim/github help, thought I will start here.

I tried the following:

    $ /usr/bin/vim -N -u NONE -i NONE -c 'syntax on' -c 'e /usr/share/perl5/5.32/'

where the perl file is one I thought you might have on your system
and vim is the current Cygwin package version, 8.2.4372.  I don't
get any error messages.

If that works for you, then there seems to be something in your Vim
configuration, e.g., your vimrc, that's causing the problem, but
I haven't given a whole lot of thought to what that might be.

As for where to ask about the problem, this is probably the right
place to start and where the best group of folks is to figure out
whether it's a Cygwin problem, a Vim problem, or a configuration


More information about the Cygwin mailing list