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Re: What is the best way to install vim 8.1 on stretch?




On 11/15/2018 10:14 AM, Shane Dev wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I have a fresh install of Debian stretch including the relatively old vim
> 8. There is no vim version in stretch-backports. One solution is to
> download the latest source from vim.org and build it on my pc but then I
> would lose the benefits of apt package management. I could also add the
> testing repositories to my apt configuration files and install the vim from
> there. What is the recommended approach?
> 

Given that vim 8.1 is available in buster (1) you could use apt-pinning
(2) to download  it.

https://packages.debian.org/search?suite=buster&keywords=vim
https://wiki.debian.org/AptPreferences

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John Doe