How To Install Vim 7.4 On Debian Based Systems (From Source)

Hello Linux Geeksters. I have previously made this tutorial on how to install Vim 7.4 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia and Linux Mint 13 Maya.

how to install Vim 7.4 from sources, on the Debian based systems

In this article I will show you how to install Vim 7.4 from sources, on the Debian based systems that don’t have a repository for the latest version of Vim available, like Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Debian Wheezy and Debian Squeeze.

Follow this instructions exactly, in order to get a successful installation:

Install the needed dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install ncurses-dev build-essential mercurial

Clone the sources of Vim 7.4:

$ hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim

Build Vim from sources:

$ cd vim/src
$ make distclean
$ ./configure --with-features=huge --enable-pythoninterp --enable-rubyinterp
$ make
$ sudo make install

Adjust the PATH:

$ export PATH=/usr/local/bin:$PATH

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2 comments on “How To Install Vim 7.4 On Debian Based Systems (From Source)
  1. Suzuki Hayate says:

    So Nice of you Bro, I installed vim successfully, I want to know how to install gvim now, can I just install from mintOS package management, Hope it wont overwrite current vim 7.4.50.
    I will wait for your reply so I can install gvim also.

  2. Pedro Dreyer says:

    I am also having trouble to install gvim

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