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7 October 2016

How to configure and install vim from source?

by Danny Willems

Vim 8.0 has been released some weeks ago and maybe you want to install it. Sometimes, binaries in packages are often not up-to-date or configure with python. Here the command to install it from source with python et python3 options (useful if you use YouCompleteMe):

git clone https://github.com/vim/vim
cd vim
./configure --enable-pythoninterp --enable-python3interp
sudo make install

You can also add other options. You can list them with:

./configure --help
tags: vim - RSS