Install Vim from source on Ubuntu

14 Aug 2020

The version of Vim in the apt repository is usually lagging a bit behind the latest version, so to get on the bleeding edge of Vim, follow these steps.

  1. Clone the source: git clone git://
  2. Configure the build: cd vim && ./configure --with-features=huge --enable-rubyinterp --enable-pythoninterp
  3. Compile Vim: make
  4. Copy Vim to the system folders: sudo make install
  5. Confirm you are running the new version via vim --version

That’s it. :wq