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This document seeks to document the conventions and customs surrounding the proper packaging of vim extensions in Fedora.

Package Naming

Package names must be prefix with "vim-". Examples:

  • vim-gtk-syntax (even though the upstream tarball is named gtk-vim-syntax)

Directory Owership

Depend on vim-filesystem?

URL tag

If the package is hosted at then use its page there as the URL.


If the extension is downloaded from then it is very difficult to use upstream release monitoring with the provided URLs, especially if the release tarballs are unversioned. A good alternative is to use the "mirror" at github instead. Example:

vim-gtk-syntax GITHUB-TAGS GITHUB-TAGS:vim-scripts/gtk-vim-syntax