Vim 8.0 Is Released After 10 Years – Install on Linux Systems

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Aaron Kili

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7 Responses

  1. jjjjjb says:

    Correction, for other Linux distributions such as Arch, you can just pacman -S vim :D

  2. Carl J Hirner says:

    Abhishek Soni, try doing something like this:

    mkdir $HOME/vim-build ; cp $WHERE_EVER_YOU_DOWNLOADED_IT_TO/master.zip $HOME/vim-build
    mkdir $HOME/vim-bin
    ./configure –prefix=$HOME/vim-bin
    make
    make install
    cd $HOME/vim-bin/bin
    ./vim –version | head -n 1
    ## you should see the version as being 8.0
    ## if you do not see the version you compiled, check to see if your distro’s repo’s have the same version as what you are seeing, and if so, then it is possible that you are using the command provided by the distro’s repo’s and not the one you have installed. Hope this helps.

  3. Abhishek Soni says:

    I compiled vim 8 successfully on rhel 6.7 but it still showing version 7.4. Please help.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      @Abhishek,

      During compilation have you received any missing package or module error? how was your installation went? could you share the screen shot?

    • Aaron Kili K says:

      @Abhishek

      You may try out the solution provided by @Carl J Hirner above:

      mkdir $HOME/vim-build ; cp $WHERE_EVER_YOU_DOWNLOADED_IT_TO/master.zip $HOME/vim-build
      mkdir $HOME/vim-bin
      ./configure –prefix=$HOME/vim-bin
      make
      make install
      cd $HOME/vim-bin/bin
      ./vim –version | head -n 1
      ## you should see the version as being 8.0
      ## if you do not see the version you compiled, check to see if your distro’s repo’s have the same version as what you are seeing, and if so, then it is possible that you are using the command provided by the distro’s repo’s and not the one you have installed. Hope this helps.

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