Re: What is the best way to install vim 8.1 on stretch?
- Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:43:50 -0500
- From: Roberto C. Sánchez <roberto@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: 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:
> 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?
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