[Pkg-puppet-devel] Bug#887395: vim-puppet: package vim plugin from rodjek

Gabriel Filion gabster at lelutin.ca
Mon Jan 15 20:36:25 UTC 2018

Package: vim-puppet
Version: 3.8.5-2
Severity: normal


The vim-puppet package has no package above debian jessie. I can
understand why that happened: the puppetlabs vim plugin has not been
maintained for so long!

There is however an alternative that's available:


After discussing this with puppet package maintainers in december 2016,
I was told that it didn't support puppet 4 syntax. So I opened issues
and pull requests in order to have that implemented in rodjek's plugin,
and the changes were merged in.
So the plugin now has at least syntax hilighting for parameter types.
A handful of other bugs were also corrected since the discussion.

It would be great to have a vim-puppet package again with code that's
a bit newer and still maintained.

I've been using rodjek's syntax hilighting on my laptop for a bit more
than a year now (e.g. since the above-mentioned thread)

(ps. I don't recall why I have a version of the vim-puppet package
installed that's more recent than the one in jessie.. but it shouldn't
matter for the current suggestion)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 4.13.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_CA.utf8), LANGUAGE=en_CA.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8) (ignored: LC_ALL set to en_CA.utf8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)

vim-puppet depends on no packages.

Versions of packages vim-puppet recommends:
ii  vim-addon-manager  0.5.6

vim-puppet suggests no packages.

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