I'm in a process of completely switching to vim for my development purposes. In order to make it more IDE-like I want to install a couple of plugins and I decided to use vundle as a plugin manager.

As I'm using Arch Linux the first thing I did was installing vundle from AUR using yaourt. The problem I encountered is that it installs all the vundle stuff somewhere in /usr/share/vim/ folder (I run sudo find / -name autoload to actually locate vundle specific directories). But according to vundle Git repo it should be located in ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim.

Then in .vimrc file I have to add bunch of lines including set rtp+=~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim to make vundle work. But I can't locate this file at all and I have no idea how to make it work with a vundle installed with yaourt.

Yep, and the reason I want to install vundle in that particular way is in order to get this package automatically updated.

Any thoughts on how to make things work?

P.S. I searched this Stack site and did not managed to find any similar question so I do believe it's not a duplicate.


Well, so after some investigation I finally located a vundle file. It start from a lower-cased letter and that's why I did not find it at the first place.

It's located in /usr/share/vim/vimfiles/autoload/vundle.vim folder. To make vundle work with such a setup, the following tweaks to a config from vundle repo are necessary:

set rtp+=/usr/share/vim/vimfiles/autoload/vundle.vim
call vundle#begin()
Plugin 'VundleVim/vundle.vim'
call vundle#end()

Then place your plugins in place of second three dots (...). Then running PluginInstall from vim all the added plugins will be install in ~/.vim/bundle/ folder.

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