The vim I currently have installed is version 7.3.547, however I need at least version 7.3.584. I cannot find a repo for a more up to date version.

Does one exist or must I build vim myself?


If you look on the Debian site for vim with parameters 'Distribution = any' and 'Version = main', you will see that there's a package: vim (2:7.3.923-1 and others). It's in the software distribution called sid - the 'unstable' version, containing initially uploaded packages.

So you can add sid to your repository sources.

But... that is a bad idea. Why? See this post on Askubuntu.com about adding Debian Sid as a package repository.

  • Unfortunately I need a newer version of vim for the YMC plugin to work. If it's such a bad idea to add the repo I'll just manually build it. – Lerp May 12 '13 at 22:56

It looks like a vim-snapshots PPA was created for this. To install it, I used:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nmi/vim-snapshots
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

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