I'm a bit of a noob when it comes to Linux, only started using it recently.

However, I am trying to compile vim with python because I am using latex live preview and it needs a python compiled vim to work. I am following these steps here: https://github.com/Valloric/YouCompleteMe/wiki/Building-Vim-from-source

At part 3 it says to find your config for your python version such as /usr/lib/python3.6/config I dont have that, I only have this: _sysconfigdata_m_linux_x86_64-linux-gnu.py

Am I supposed to make a config directory, or should it already be there?

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    Which version of Ubuntu? 16.04 onwards has Vim with Python support in the repositories, and for older versions, you have PPAs. There's no need to manually build it.
    – muru
    Nov 17 '17 at 2:32
  • --with-python3-config-dir, it tells you tight there in the link you posted xD Nov 17 '17 at 7:06
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    Any updates on this? I've been looking everywhere, I'm unable to locate the config file and thus compile with python3 support.
    – lando2319
    Apr 4 '20 at 2:48

Although not pretty sure, I guess you are on a x64 platform. The corresponding path is under /usr/lib64/pythonXX.

  • I found it via: find /usr -type d -name config Jul 25 '18 at 17:12

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