Suggestion for book re Vim

Carl Sopchak carl.sopchak at
Sun Sep 5 09:14:35 PDT 2004

On Sunday, September 05, 2004 12:03 pm, Bryan Kadzban wrote:
> Carl Sopchak wrote:
> > I'm going through the LFS 5.1.1 book, and ran into a problem when
> > trying to install Vim.  This was due to the fact that I did not
> > download the runtime tarball.  (Which I didn't do because I thought
> > one of the objects of LFS was to "compile everything from source"...)
> That is one of the objectives.  The vim runtime is not in conflict with
> that, though, because the vim runtime *is* effectively source code
> (actually it's a set of vim scripts for syntax highlighting, filetype
> recognition, documentation, etc., which don't need to be compiled).
> However, in vim 6.3 at least, the runtime is *part* of the vim source
> distribution, so I'm wondering how you got it without?

The vim download page had the "complete" tarball, as well as the pieces broken 
into floppy-sized tarballs: 2 runtime, 2 source...


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