Thanks for the report.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Make file ~/.config/vis/visrc.lua with following text:
2. Open vis
vis should immediately close on startup, but it doesn't.
It happens because package defines $VIS_PATH search path to directory
which contains example visrc.lua file and $VIS_PATH is highest
priority directory according to man page.
1. Remove or rename example visrc.lua in share/vis
I would go for renaming it like visrc.lua.example, or similar.
Would you like to propose a patch?
2. Remove $VIS_PATH search path from package. This shouldn't break
anything, as it seems share/vis is in later resolution path.