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Installing Vim 7.3 on Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04

I love Vim. Sadly, Ubuntu comes with Vim 7.2, not 7.3. Here is a quick way to install Vim (tested on 10.10, should work on 10.04):

 

In a terminal, edit /etc/apt/sources.list (sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list) and add the following line:

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian sid main

Close Vi and run:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get remove vim-common vim-runtime vim-gtk vim-gui-common

sudo apt-get install vim-common vim-runtime

 

Next, go and remove the line that we added in /etc/apt/sources.list and run:

sudo apt-get update

 

Done! You now have Vim 7.3 installed!