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Note: I am fairly new to NeoVim. So far I have installed plugins by simply unzipping the plug-in master folder into the directory /usr/share/nvim/runtime/plugin. In case there is no master folder I just move the pluginname.vim file to this directory. It has worked well until now.

I am trying to install the GhostText plugin which goes with the GhostText extension for Firefox. I did it as before, by simply unzipping the plug-in master folder into the directory /usr/share/nvim/runtime/plugin, so that now I have a directory called vim-ghost-master in that directory.

When I run a nvim session and run the command :GhostInstall (which does autocomplete), I get the following error:

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What should I do?

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    Possible duplicate of How to manually install pangloss JavaScript plugin? – filbranden Aug 28 '19 at 10:20
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    At a guess, the plugin directory is the wrong directory (i.e., there is a difference between a plugin on GitHub and what vim originally called a plugin; the former is a collection of cooperating scripts, while the latter is usually a single .vim file or two meant to be loaded on startup). See help plugin – D. Ben Knoble Aug 28 '19 at 12:21
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Just use packages to install Vim plug-ins.

Simply create a directory ~/.vim/pack/something/start, where "something" is literally anything, perhaps use your nickname "Soap".

Then unpack or git clone the plug-in tree there, so you get ~/.vim/pack/Soap/start/vim-ghost-master and then you get the plug-in directories (autoload, plugin, python3) all there.

This would probably fix the plug-in, since it looks like it's failing to find the Python code, most likely because it's expecting to find it at the root of a plug-in directory, rather than somewhere inside a subdirectory of plugin.

If you're writing to the system location because you want the plug-in to be available to all users in your system, you can still use packages, just use the appropriate location, which it seems would be /usr/share/nvim/site/pack in NeoVim (/usr/share/vim/vimfiles/pack in Vim 8), and same scheme of creating a subdir (any name) and then start/ under it. (See :help 'packpath' and :help 'runtimepath' for more information on these paths.)

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  • Thank you, but I tried the first thing you said (I don't need to have this for all users) and it did not work. Same error as before... – Soap Aug 28 '19 at 12:17

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