Where can I find Vim 7.3?

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Answer: 1

31 hours ago

Vim 7.3 is out, but not available in the sources. Where can I get an installation package for the 7.3 version? I don't want to install it manually.

Added by: Dr. Alta Terry DDS

Answer: 2

33 hours ago

I couldn't find any official packages either, so I created a PPA. Feel free to use it:

https://launchpad.net/~passy/+archive/vim

apt-add-repository ppa:passy/vim
apt-get update
apt-get upgrade

Reference: How to use PPAs

Answer: 3

22 hours ago

I built vim from sources using this sequence of commands:

sudo apt-get build-dep vim-gnome
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
mkdir -p ~/src
hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ ~/src/vim
cd ~/src/vim
./configure --enable-multibyte --enable-pythoninterp --enable-cscope --enable-xim --with-features=big \
            --with-python-config-dir=/usr/lib/python2.7/config-$(dpkg-architecture -qDEB_HOST_MULTIARCH)
make

and I run it without installing by using this wrapper script ~/bin/vim:

#!/bin/sh
vimhome=$HOME/src/vim
if test -x $vimhome/src/vim; then
    VIMRUNTIME=$vimhome/runtime $vimhome/src/vim "$@"
else
    /usr/bin/vim "$@"
fi

But I did that only because I couldn't find a PPA back then.

Added by: Tre Collier IV

Answer: 4

6 hours ago

Vimwiki now has some instructions for building and installing vim from source, for anyone else who finds this:

Here's the relevant text:

Building GUI Vim on Ubuntu

You need the required development packages on Ubuntu to build the GUI:

sudo apt-get install libncurses5-dev libgnome2-dev libgnomeui-dev  libgtk2.0-dev libatk1.0-dev libbonoboui2-dev libcairo2-dev libx11-dev libxpm-dev libxt-dev

Commands to build and install GUI Vim:

cd vim7
cd src
make distclean
./configure --with-features=huge --enable-gui=gnome2
make
sudo make install
Added by: Aubree Cassin

Answer: 5

7 hours ago

Passy's PPA didn't work for me so I've installed vim packages from natty. The only thing you need besides the vim packages from natty are ruby1.8 and libruby1.8 debs.

Probably not the most genius of solutions, but it worked well for me.

Added by: Roosevelt Spinka

Answer: 6

32 hours ago

The ppa worked for me, but I had to change my .vimrc:

" Stops vim from complaining about split lines using \
set nocp

" Fixes backspace not working to dedent a line
set backspace=indent,eol,start
Added by: Vergie Pacocha

Answer: 7

9 hours ago

After searching quite a few times I've come across a PPA with vim 7.3 built for 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 and 11.10. There are quite a few packages in there though, so have a look through the whole list in case another package will get upgraded and cause problems for you. If you wanted to just get the vim packages you could download them - here are the 10.04 links and this page gives the full list with expandable areas under each package showing the full list of links to individual packages.

The magic incantation is:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:blueyed/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Reference: How to use PPAs

Added by: Khalid Kirlin

Answer: 8

5 hours ago

You could compile it from source in which you can always get the latest and greatest. You'll need to follow these steps: libncurses5-dev 1. sudo apt-get install build-essentials libncurses5-dev

  1. Get the latest from http://www.vim.org/download.php#unix

  2. Extract the compressed file to a directory with bunzip2.

  3. Enter the directory and type:

    A. ./configure B. make C. sudo make install D. sudo ln -s /usr/local/bin/vim /usr/bin/vim

Done. You now have the latest version of Vim on your system.

Answer: 9

18 hours ago

Vim 7.3 is in the Ubuntu repositories from Ubuntu 11.04 onwards.

Added by: Drake Bartoletti

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