Re: What is the best way to install vim 8.1 on stretch?
- Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2018 10:15:49 -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 03:13:37PM +0100, Shane Dev wrote:
> 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.
> https://www.vim.org/vim-8.1-released.php - The main new feature of Vim
> 8.1 is support for running a terminal in a Vim window
> but I am having second thoughts after reading the dire warnings in
> https://wiki.debian.org/AptPreferences -
> <!> When pinning, you must ensure compatibility of packages by yourself
> since Debian does not guarantee it. Note that pinning is completely
> optional, and Debian does not encourage pinning without thorough
> /!\ Seriously, don't do this. Doing this will break Debian and leave you
> with a system that doesn't work and can't be fixed. Use Backports instead!
Rebuilding from source is fairly straightforward, so I would recommend
that approach over pinning. Here is an article I wrote that explains
Lots of other HOWTOs out there as well, I just know that the process I
documented in the article works well for me.
Roberto C. Sánchez