Package Details: vimpager-git 2.06.r367.g92242cf-1

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Package Base: vimpager-git
Description: A vim-based script to use as a PAGER - git checkout
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Licenses: custom:vim
Conflicts: vimpager
Provides: vimpager
Submitter: eworm
Maintainer: WorMzy
Last Packager: WorMzy
Votes: 7
Popularity: 0.000000
First Submitted: 2013-04-05 06:38 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2019-12-20 22:22 (UTC)

Latest Comments

WorMzy commented on 2018-10-15 09:11 (UTC)

Looks like the fix got merged a couple of months ago:

So there is development happening, it's just coming in fits and bursts. I'll update the package shortly. Thanks for the heads up!

martyg commented on 2018-10-15 03:14 (UTC)

Hello. Building this package in a clean Chroot chokes on the pandoc patch. Removing the patch allows the build to complete. Resulting binary appears to work.

Is vimplayer still supported upstream? Superceded by newer/better package? There are 3yr old fixes pending in Git trunk, but no official release.

==> Starting prepare()... patching file Makefile Reversed (or previously applied) patch detected! Skipping patch. 2 out of 2 hunks ignored -- saving rejects to file Makefile.rej patching file scripts/pandoc-sh Hunk #1 FAILED at 33. 1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file scripts/pandoc-sh.rej patching file scripts/pandoc-sh ==> ERROR: A failure occurred in prepare(). Aborting...

lucc commented on 2016-09-13 14:24 (UTC)

There are some known bugs in vimpager with some shells (depending on which are installed). It might be nice to add "POSIX_SHELL=$(which bash)" to the make install step. For more info see

bacondropped commented on 2016-09-11 16:58 (UTC) (edited on 2016-09-12 20:38 (UTC) by bacondropped)

Be advised, I've had an issue that basically renders all vimpager scripts non-executable (the installation process mangles up shebangs somehow), here's the upstream report: If you have a similar issue, you might want to add 'git checkout 2.06' to pkgver() in the PKGBUILD. UPDATE: As per that Github issue, this patch (tested and applied) hardcodes /usr/bin/bash as the shebang interpreter UPDATE: Nevermind, the current git master now fixes this problem (as it turns out, it was a problem with busybox).

WorMzy commented on 2016-06-04 09:08 (UTC)

Please add 'git' to the makedepends array.

shubhamshuklaer commented on 2016-05-14 11:57 (UTC)

It would be better to use "git+https" Download agent instead of "git" in sources. Many times the port used by "git" protocol is blocked, but "https" is always open. The source line can be changed to source=('git+')

lucc commented on 2016-02-23 07:33 (UTC)

I suggest this patch to the PKGBUILD because I get an error during packaging if the license dir does not exist and I think the license should be in a dir corresponding to the program name, not the package name. @@ -32,6 +32,7 @@ package() { make PREFIX="/usr" SYSCONFDIR="/etc" DESTDIR="${pkgdir}" install - ln -s "/usr/share/licenses/vim/license.txt" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname}/license.txt" + mkdir -p "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname%-git}" + ln -s "/usr/share/licenses/vim/license.txt" "${pkgdir}/usr/share/licenses/${pkgname%-git}/license.txt" }