I am compiling vim under Arch linux and it is failing the test "test_netbeans.vim" even though I did not ask for netbeans to be enabled for the build.

I tried editing the shared.vim file and removing the test files but it does not work because the compilation system apparently rewrites the test files every time it compiles.

How can I either ignore the test or delete it?

  • Is there maybe a flag to disable netbeans (during the configure step)? It may be enabled by default (?).
    – D. Ben Knoble
    Commented Jan 11, 2019 at 15:20

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I worked around this problem by using the compile switch:


However, obviously it is just a workaround and the test failure will be a problem for anyone that wants to use netbeans with compiled vim.

  • I just compiled 8.1.722 on Ubuntu 16.04. Netbean integration is enabled by default. The test_netbeans.vim was run and OK.
    – Ralf
    Commented Jan 11, 2019 at 16:00
  • Probably because it is Ubuntu. Arch has messed up python configuration and vim is not tested against Arch so its tests are broken on Arch. Commented Jan 11, 2019 at 16:12

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