I have found that I need to compile the lastest gvim due to a bug I have reported, but how do I proceed?
Run the following commands in the terminal.
sudo apt-get build-dep vim-gnome
to get all the build dependencies you need. Then
sudo apt-get install mercurial
to get the Mercurial version control system needed to download the latest Vim source code. Then
hg clone https://vim.googlecode.com/hg/ vim
to download the Vim source code to the subdirectory
vim of the current directory.
to change to the right directory
Now let's configure Vim for compilation (with "huge" features - see http://www.drchip.org/astronaut/vim/vimfeat.html for a description of the different feature sets)
./configure --prefix=/usr/local --with-features=huge
./configure finished without any problems, then run
sudo make install
and that should be it.
To update Vim to the latest version, just go into the
vim directory and run
hg pull hg update
and then re-run