In this post, i will show on how to install vim on Redhat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL 6) Linux server. Vim stands for ‘Vi Improved’. Vi is one of the most popular and powerful editors in the Unix systems. Vim is an advanced text editor, alternative editor for VI and it’s highly configurable text editor built to enable efficient text editing. It is an improved version of the vi editor distributed with most UNIX systems. If your RHEL 6 server doesn’t have vim installed, you will get the following error :
[root@rhel6 ~]# vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf -bash: /usr/bin/vim: No such file or directory
Assumed that you have set up local yum repository using your DVDrom. If you haven’t set up the local yum repository, please proceed to this steps :
How to Setup Local Yum Repository from CD-ROM/DVD-ROM image on RHEL 6
Simply run this command to install vim on RHEL 6 :
[root@rhel6 ~]# yum install vim-enhanced -y Loaded plugins: rhnplugin This system is not registered with RHN. RHN support will be disabled. Setting up Install Process Resolving Dependencies --> Running transaction check ---> Package vim-enhanced.i686 2:7.2.411-1.4.el6 set to be updated --> Finished Dependency Resolution Dependencies Resolved ==================================================================================================== Package Arch Version Repository Size ==================================================================================================== Installing: vim-enhanced i686 2:7.2.411-1.4.el6 DVD-RHEL6-Repository 839 k Transaction Summary ==================================================================================================== Install 1 Package(s) Upgrade 0 Package(s) Total download size: 839 k Installed size: 1.8 M Downloading Packages: Running rpm_check_debug Running Transaction Test Transaction Test Succeeded Running Transaction Installing : 2:vim-enhanced-7.2.411-1.4.el6.i686 1/1 Installed: vim-enhanced.i686 2:7.2.411-1.4.el6 Complete!
You can check the details of this vim-enhanced package using this command :
[root@rhel6 ~]# yum info vim-enhanced Loaded plugins: rhnplugin This system is not registered with RHN. RHN support will be disabled. Installed Packages Name : vim-enhanced Arch : i686 Epoch : 2 Version : 7.2.411 Release : 1.4.el6 Size : 1.8 M Repo : installed From repo : DVD-RHEL6-Repository Summary : A version of the VIM editor which includes recent enhancements URL : http://www.vim.org/ License : Vim and GPLv2+ and BSD and LGPLv2+ and Open Publication Description: VIM (VIsual editor iMproved) is an updated and improved version of the : vi editor. Vi was the first real screen-based editor for UNIX, and is : still very popular. VIM improves on vi by adding new features: : multiple windows, multi-level undo, block highlighting and more. The : vim-enhanced package contains a version of VIM with extra, recently : introduced features like Python and Perl interpreters. : : Install the vim-enhanced package if you'd like to use a version of the : VIM editor which includes recently added enhancements like : interpreters for the Python and Perl scripting languages. You'll also : need to install the vim-common package.
Note that you must be the root/administrator to install the package.