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

On Thu, Nov 15, 2018 at 10:14:58AM +0100, 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 [1]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?
So, I can't offer a better suggestion than those already offered
(rebuild from source package or install with pinning, though I would
personally opt for rebuilding the package from buster).  However, I am
quite curious what new features are in vim 8.1 that would cause you to
go to all the trouble.



Roberto C. Sánchez