Published: October 3, 2017
by Tobias Pleyer
Tags: vim

Building Vim from source


For a quick self reference. More details can be found on the original wiki page.

Install pre-requisites

Remove old version

Build it


  • Only compile with either Python2 or Python3 support
  • Make sure you have the correct Python config dir! In my case: /usr/lib/python3.5/config-3.5m-x86_64-linux-gnu for Python3

Install as default on the system