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Re: Errors with macvim install - it looks like the installer was unable to create the 'vim' directory, and MacVim.app can't find the executable.

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  • björn
    ... It sounds like you ve moved the Vim binary out of the MacVim.app bundle which you must not do. See [1] on how to build and install MacVim. Björn [1]
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 29, 2013
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      On Sat, Sep 28, 2013 at 8:11 PM, Josiah B wrote:
      > please be patient with me, I'm new to mac and only moderately proficient in Linux/Unix systems (hopefully that does not last too long)
      >
      > I tried installing macvim from Homebrew, but found that it ignored my rvm selected ruby and forced itself to compile against the system 1.8.7 ruby. Since Homebrew is a package manage and it selects parts of the config for me, I decided to compile macvim from the source, which i cloned off of github.
      >
      > The configure I ran was
      > ./configure --with-features=huge --enable-rubyinterp --enable-pythoninterp --enable-python3interp --enable-perlinterp --enable-cscope --enable-multibyte --enable-tclinterp --enable-luainterp --enable-mzschemeinterp --enable-tclinterp
      >
      > and then I ran make, which SUCCEEDED and then make install with no arguments
      >
      > When I run $ open /Applications/MacVim.app/ I get the message:
      > The application cannot be opened because its executable is missing.
      >
      > When I try to execute Applications/bin/Vim I get the following error
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Red
      > E254: Cannot allocate color White
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Blue
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Red
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Grey
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Blue
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Brown
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Brown
      > E254: Cannot allocate color SeaGreen
      > E254: Cannot allocate color SeaGreen
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Yellow
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Red
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Blue
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Magenta
      > E254: Cannot allocate color DarkCyan
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Black
      > E254: Cannot allocate color LightMagenta
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Grey
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Blue
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Magenta
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Red
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Yellow
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Black
      > E254: Cannot allocate color LightGrey
      > E254: Cannot allocate color DarkBlue
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Grey
      > E254: Cannot allocate color DarkBlue
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Grey
      > E254: Cannot allocate color DarkBlue
      > E254: Cannot allocate color LightGrey
      > E254: Cannot allocate color LightBlue
      > E254: Cannot allocate color LightMagenta
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Blue
      > E254: Cannot allocate color LightCyan
      > E254: Cannot allocate color LightGrey
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Grey90
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Grey90
      > E254: Cannot allocate color LightRed
      > E254: Cannot allocate color DarkGrey
      > E254: Cannot allocate color LightGrey
      > E254: Cannot allocate color Cyan
      > Error detected while processing /Users/<username omitted>/.vimrc:
      > line 4:
      > E484: Can't open file /Applications/bin/vim/runtime/syntax/syntax.vim
      >
      > so I tried creating a vim folder in that dir to copy runtime over, but I got an error because apparently mac does not permit having a file and a folder named the same in a directory.

      It sounds like you've moved the Vim binary out of the MacVim.app
      bundle which you must not do.

      See [1] on how to build and install MacVim.

      Björn

      [1] https://github.com/b4winckler/macvim/wiki/Building

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