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

or

[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: libgpm.so.2 for package: 2:vim-enhanced-7.3.315-1.fc16.i686
--> Processing Dependency: libruby.so.1.8 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 0:1.8.7.357-1.fc16 will be installed
--> Processing Dependency: libreadline.so.5 for package: ruby-libs-1.8.7.357-1.fc16.i686
---> 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
====================================================================================================
Installing:
 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         1.8.7.357-1.fc16           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-1.8.7.357-1.fc16.i686.rpm                                   | 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-1.8.7.357-1.fc16.i686                                                  5/6
  Installing : 2:vim-enhanced-7.3.315-1.fc16.i686                                               6/6

Installed:
  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 0:1.8.7.357-1.fc16                  vim-common.i686 2:7.3.315-1.fc16
  vim-filesystem.i686 2:7.3.315-1.fc16

Complete!

To start using vim editor instead of vi as below :

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

How to Install Vim on CentOS 5.8

Vim is an alternative to vi editor. Meaning, 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 CentOS 5.8 server. This steps may working on other linux distribution as well.

Simply run this command to install vim :

[root@centos58 ~]# yum install vim-enhanced -y

Example :

[root@centos58 ~]# yum install vim-enhanced -y
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base: mirror.oscc.org.my
 * extras: mirror.oscc.org.my
 * updates: mirror.oscc.org.my
Setting up Install Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package vim-enhanced.i386 2:7.0.109-7.el5 set to be updated
--> Processing Dependency: vim-common = 2:7.0.109-7.el5 for package: vim-enhanced
--> Processing Dependency: libperl.so for package: vim-enhanced
--> Processing Dependency: libgpm.so.1 for package: vim-enhanced
--> Running transaction check
---> Package gpm.i386 0:1.20.1-74.1 set to be updated
---> Package perl.i386 4:5.8.8-38.el5 set to be updated
---> Package vim-common.i386 2:7.0.109-7.el5 set to be updated
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

=====================================================================================================
 Package                   Arch              Version                         Repository         Size
=====================================================================================================
Installing:
 vim-enhanced              i386              2:7.0.109-7.el5                 base              1.2 M
Installing for dependencies:
 gpm                       i386              1.20.1-74.1                     base              184 k
 perl                      i386              4:5.8.8-38.el5                  base               12 M
 vim-common                i386              2:7.0.109-7.el5                 base              6.4 M

Transaction Summary
=====================================================================================================
Install       4 Package(s)
Upgrade       0 Package(s)

Total download size: 20 M
Downloading Packages:
(1/4): gpm-1.20.1-74.1.i386.rpm                                               | 184 kB     00:01
(2/4): vim-enhanced-7.0.109-7.el5.i386.rpm                                    | 1.2 MB     00:11
(3/4): vim-common-7.0.109-7.el5.i386.rpm                                      | 6.4 MB     00:58
(4/4): perl-5.8.8-38.el5.i386.rpm                                             |  12 MB     01:57
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Total                                                                106 kB/s |  20 MB     03:09
Running rpm_check_debug
Running Transaction Test
Finished Transaction Test
Transaction Test Succeeded
Running Transaction
  Installing     : perl                                                                          1/4
  Installing     : vim-common                                                                    2/4
  Installing     : gpm                                                                           3/4
  Installing     : vim-enhanced                                                                  4/4

Installed:
  vim-enhanced.i386 2:7.0.109-7.el5

Dependency Installed:
  gpm.i386 0:1.20.1-74.1       perl.i386 4:5.8.8-38.el5       vim-common.i386 2:7.0.109-7.el5

Complete!

To use vim, type vim instead of vi :

[root@centos58 ~]# vim /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf