How to Install Vim on Fedora 16

Vim is a text editor that is upwards compatible to Vi. Vim can be used to edit all kinds of plain text. It is especially useful for editing programs. In this post, i will show how to install vim on linux Fedora 16 server. This steps has been tested on Fedora 16, it may working on other linux distribution as well.

If your Fedora 16 does not have vim installed, you’ill get the following error :

[root@fedora16 ~]# vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
-bash: vim: command not found

To install vim on your Fedora 16, simply run the following command :

[root@fedora16 ~]# yum install vim -y


[root@fedora16 ~]# yum install vim-enhanced -y
[root@fedora16 ~]# yum install vim -y
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package vim-enhanced.i686 2:7.3.315-1.fc16 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: vim-common = 2:7.3.315-1.fc16 for package: 2:vim-enhanced-7.3.315-1.fc16.i686
--> Processing Dependency: for package: 2:vim-enhanced-7.3.315-1.fc16.i686
--> Processing Dependency: for package: 2:vim-enhanced-7.3.315-1.fc16.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gpm-libs.i686 0:1.20.6-21.fc16 will be installed
---> Package ruby-libs.i686 0: will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: for package: ruby-libs-
---> Package vim-common.i686 2:7.3.315-1.fc16 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: vim-filesystem for package: 2:vim-common-7.3.315-1.fc16.i686
--> Running transaction check
---> Package compat-readline5.i686 0:5.2-18.fc15 will be installed
---> Package vim-filesystem.i686 2:7.3.315-1.fc16 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

 Package                  Arch         Version                    Repository                   Size
 vim-enhanced             i686         2:7.3.315-1.fc16           Fedora16-Repository         889 k
Installing for dependencies:
 compat-readline5         i686         5.2-18.fc15                Fedora16-Repository         126 k
 gpm-libs                 i686         1.20.6-21.fc16             updates                      29 k
 ruby-libs                i686           updates                     1.8 M
 vim-common               i686         2:7.3.315-1.fc16           Fedora16-Repository         5.4 M
 vim-filesystem           i686         2:7.3.315-1.fc16           Fedora16-Repository          14 k

Transaction Summary
Install       6 Packages

Total download size: 8.3 M
Installed size: 27 M
Downloading Packages:
(2/6): gpm-libs-1.20.6-21.fc16.i686.rpm                                      |  29 kB     00:00
(3/6): ruby-libs-                                   | 1.8 MB     00:22
Total                                                               349 kB/s | 8.3 MB     00:24
Running Transaction Check
Running Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing : 2:vim-filesystem-7.3.315-1.fc16.i686                                             1/6
  Installing : 2:vim-common-7.3.315-1.fc16.i686                                                 2/6
  Installing : gpm-libs-1.20.6-21.fc16.i686                                                     3/6
  Installing : compat-readline5-5.2-18.fc15.i686                                                4/6
  Installing : ruby-libs-                                                  5/6
  Installing : 2:vim-enhanced-7.3.315-1.fc16.i686                                               6/6

  vim-enhanced.i686 2:7.3.315-1.fc16

Dependency Installed:
  compat-readline5.i686 0:5.2-18.fc15                gpm-libs.i686 0:1.20.6-21.fc16
  ruby-libs.i686 0:                  vim-common.i686 2:7.3.315-1.fc16
  vim-filesystem.i686 2:7.3.315-1.fc16


To start using vim editor instead of vi as below :

[root@fedora16 ~]# vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

A world leading hosting company that provides fully-managed innovative and secure solutions, suitable for hosting small to medium-sized websites

Built on the best available technologies combined with Google Cloud for strong redundancy and application availability. Backed by skilled experts to address web security threats, a devops team to create advanced custom security solutions, and 24/7 sysadmins to watch over the platform. This powerful, hands-on approach makes your sites faster, safer, and easier to manage. Starting from only $3.95/mo.


* up to 30 days money back guarantee