How To: Install Vim 7.x Locally on Site5
Purpose: upgrade your Vim distribution to 7.x on your Site5 account with minimal hassle. I had tried to follow this guide initially but kept running into problems with my
$VIMRUNTIME files … anyway, this method works very easily utilizing a bash script and eliminating the problems I had.
a couple easy steps:
Log into your Site5 account via ssh and follow these steps (note, the version of the script doesn’t exist anymore, try getting it here):
chmod +x vim7-install.sh
./vim7-install.sh -cache tmp/ -home
This will install the Vim executable at
In order for it to run in lieu of the default Vim app, make an alias at the bottom of your
~/.bashrc file that points to it:
That should be all you have to do.