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Questions tagged [installing]

Questions about the installation procedure of Vim and potential errors encountered in the process.

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vim process memory consumption increase with time

Folks, I am running my vim-8.1.1 compiled in my debian stretch system. The vim process slowly eats up to 40% of my system memory in about 4-5hours. No big files opened. ~4 tabs opened (each with 2 ...
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How to compare two different Vim installs?

Basically, I want to compare which features were enabled when each installation of Vim was compiled. If there's also other significant differences between the two installations, besides their feature-...
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Vundle not instaling Plugins / Ignoring

I installed Vundle via git clone https://github.com/VundleVim/Vundle.vim.git ~/.vim/bundle/Vundle.vim, and have my .vimrc as: set nocompatible " be iMproved, required filetype off ...
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Vim 8.1 cannot be installed with Lua support

I found that my Vim lacks Lua support (in the past it had, and I'm not sure when it lost it). So I tried to reinstall Vim again, via homebrew. However, after running the following command: brew ...
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How to add “Edit with gVim Easy” context menu item in Windows 10

I originally just wanted to change the context menu item: Edit with Vim to Edit with gVim Easy and adjust the respective command appropriately. But since I found out, some DLL is responsible ...
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Unable to uninstall VIM installed from source

I installed VIM by compiling from source a while back following the instructions here. At that time, for some reason, I didn't use checkinstall, as a result I can't uninstall it using sudo apt-get ...
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How to create an Edit-with-Vim context menu entry for Vim 8.1 on Windows 10

The Explorer context menu entry does not get created by the installer. Windows 10 Pro v1803 (64-bit). What I have already tried: Installed Vim 8.1 using the stock Windows installer https://ftp.nluug....
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Neovim on Manjaro- No ~/.config/nvim file being created on install

I just installed neovim on a fresh Manjaro install and my ~/.config/nvim directory isn't being generated. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling and I still have the same issue. I also ran a search for ...
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Vim 8 built locally with custom prefix — doesn't find tutor right off the bat

I tried to install vim from source. I do not have sudo rights. So, i cloned the last revision from github, and configured as follows: ./configure \ --with-features=huge ...
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What version of vim is installed by the “vim” package [duplicate]

If the "vim" package is installed this way: sudo apt-get install vim How is that different from vim-nox or vim-gtk?
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Enable python for Vim ./configure --enable-pythoninterp not working

I downloaded Vim from github and before compiling, I ran ./configure --enable-pythoninterp --prefix=/usr and then used make and sudo make install commands to install vim. But vim --version still shows ...
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Trying to compile vim with python 3.6. Where is my config directory?

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 ...
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Why is Vim for Debian compiled without clipboard?

I'm curious as to why the default Debian package for vim (the one you normally get by sudo apt-get install vim) isn't compiled with clipboard support? Neither the regular -clipboard or -Xterm-...
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how to install vim with python support for debian strech

I installed debian strech two days ago. I installed vim and configured some plugins. I always encountered the following error while opening any file: vim app.py Error detected while processing /home/...
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How to avoid dependency conflics when installing vim from source?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 and want to use YouCompleteMe with vim for python and c++ code completion. YouCompleteMe requires vim 7.4.143+, which is higher than what I get with apt-get, so I follow this ...
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How can I download and easily install 64-bit Vim for Windows? [duplicate]

I'm using Windows 10. I want to view a 3.8 GB log file. I'd rather use Vim, not less(1). I looked at this question, but it really only tells me how to download 64-bit Vim, not how to install it. (...
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How to enable +python feature in vim

I want to install a vim plugin, this plugin needs a +python feature, so when I open vim and type :version it displays -python. How can I make it enable?. Thanks.
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Trying to install neovim on windows

I'm trying to install neovim on Windows 10 and I've downloaded the 64-bit build zip file. I've unzipped, and I'm now at step 4. which is to double click on nvim-qt.exe. But the unzipped folder does ...
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Install vim features

I have installed a tiny vim version without the clipboard feature. Can I load this feature for the current version or do I have to install another version of vim? $ vi --version VIM - Vi IMproved 7.4 ...
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How to install a colorscheme with a plugin manager [duplicate]

I was wondering if someone could assist me in installing a color scheme for VIM? I literally have spent all day yesterday and this morning trying to figure it out. I am using a shell-client (ubuntu) ...
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How can I get a newer version of Vim on Ubuntu?

Ubuntu's packages can be pretty old, but for some desktop programs (like Vim) I'd much rather have the latest version, as newer versions often fix various bugs. How can I get a reasonably recent Vim ...
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Which compile flag enables “balloonexpr”?

When loading a session file from another machine I get errors of the form E518: Unknown option: balloonexpr= Which is one of the more obscure features of Vim that I don’t seem to have compiled in. ...
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Vim 8.0 Python support

I'm trying to upgrade my Vim installation to version 8.0, but it doesn't support both Python and Python 3 as the below image. (PS: Because of this problem, I cannot use the YCM (YouCompleteMe) plugin ...
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Error when building Vim from source: 'cannot find -lieee'

I'm building VIM from tag 8.0.0022 with this conf: ./configure --with-features=huge \ --enable-pythoninterp \ --with-python-config-dir=/usr/lib/python2.7/config \ --with-features=huge \ --enable-...
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Vim compiled with python3 but has('python') returns 0

I just followed these instructions to compile vim with python 3: https://github.com/Valloric/YouCompleteMe/wiki/Building-Vim-from-source After the install I checked to see if I have python3: vim --...
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Python integration in Vim on Raspberry Pi

I am relatively new to programming, and I built a mobile computer with a Pi at its heart to learn on the go. Ideally, I would use Vim as my IDE for Python 3. However, every attempt at installation ...
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How to turn off completion (enabled by default in Arch)?

When I install vim from repository on Arch Linux, it has a completion feature that I don't like. What is it called and how do I turn it off? (It is active even with a blank .vimrc.) I would rather get ...
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Can I still use console vim if I install a GUI version?

If I purge my existing vim-full installation and install a GUI version like vim-gnome or vim-gtk, can I still use it in the text mode I am familiar with? What if I am using it from a terminal via SSH?...
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Vim compilation requirements for Nvim-R

I use Vim 7.4.521 under Kubuntu 14.04.4. I downloaded and installed Nvim-R 0.9.5 (for Vim >= 7.4.1829) via :so %. Doing the following: $ vim somefile.R on a file containing R code results in Vim ...
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How do I install Neovim with GUI and msgpack support in Ubuntu?

I would like to get Neovim because of its msgpack API and clear roadmap of development, but it is not in Ubuntu 16.04's repositories. Command 'gvim' from package 'vim' (main) Command 'gvim' from ...
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I want to change where the Vim folder is located

For example, if my path is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Vim And I want it to be: C:\Users\~\Documents\Vim How do I do that so I will still be able to call "gvim" on CMD, for example?
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Where is my vim installed?

My vim was installed on debian8 with the apt-get command. apt-get install vim $ find / -name 'autoload' /usr/share/vim/vim74/autoload $ find / -name '.vim' The above command can find nothing. $ ...
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How can I build vim with just python 3 support?

I'm on Arch, and recently the vim-python3 and gvim-python3 packages were removed, so I'm working on building vim from source such that the :python command will act as python3. Specifically, I'm doing ...
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How can I automate checking for new Vim releases on Windows?

Following up my earlier question (How can I install 64-bit Vim on Windows?), I'd like to automate updating Vim. On Linux, I let the package manager and its frontends take care of checking for updates ...
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How can I install 64-bit Vim on Windows?

Vim's Downloads page says the 64-bit version is discontinued: Win64 The 32-bit version of Vim runs fine on 64-bit windows. There was a 64-bit binary, but it wasn't used much and maintenance ...
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Trying to install pathogen, but where?

I make a .vim directory in my home directory. I then made an autoload directory and a bundle directory. I added the pathogen.vim file to the autoload directory. I then added execute pathogen#infect() ...
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Enabling or installing blowfish2 capabilities on VIM 7.4.52

I've read that blowfish2 encryption is available on VIM 7.4.399. For some reason, my version—7.4.52—does not have blowfish2 capabilities (it has blowfish capabilities, though). I used sudo apt ...
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Is there a difference between “sudo apt-get vim” and “./configure --with-features=huge”?

I'd like to install VIM via apt-get, but I'm not sure if I get all of its features. Is there a difference between this, and compiling it from source?
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How to uninstall NeoBundle in OS X?

I was trying to revamp the vim editor so I installed NeoBundle but I didn't like it. How can I uninstall it completely? I followed the installation instructions given in the readme: $ curl https://...
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unable to compile vim with perl support on linux

For some reason my Vim won't compile with perl support. Here are my configure options: ./configure \ --with-features=huge \ --enable-multibyte \ --enable-rubyinterp=yes \ --enable-...
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Is there a source for pre-built patched Win32/Win64 vims?

Turns out my problem with this answer is that I need patch 7.4.143. I can't find any download on vim.org for a Windows patched-vim installer. Is there an official distribution of patched vim 7.4 for ...
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Compiling vim from source just enabling clipboard

I have a Debian 7.0 with gnome, and I am fully satisfied with the standard vim version installed on it, except for the lack of +clipboard and/or +xterm_clipboard. I got the sources using mercurial, ...
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infinite loop when compiling vim from source code

I use two servers, both using redhat, and I need to most of work on server, not on my PC. My sysadmin did not update vim for a very long time, like, system's default vim version is 6.x, which is ...
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How to build vim from sources with GUI support?

I am trying to build vim from source, especially gvim, to get some of the bug fixes that have been plaguing me in the office repository. I can compile vim fine but gvim is not being generated due to ...
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How do I enable profile in vim?

I learned about using :profile here, so I just tried to install vim with profiling enabled. I tried this: ./configure --prefix=/home/username --with-features=profile But in the output from ...
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How do I get +clipboard support in Fedora 20?

It seems to me that neither "+p nor "*p works for me. How can I know if my Vim is installed and set up properly to make them available? And if it's not set up, what can I do to set it up? I'm running ...