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  • MrTomer
    Nov 7 10:12 AM
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      Hi Matthew
      Ok thanks for your help. You were right, this works like a charm on
      Gutsy, and before i tried it on fiesty. I am now building and even
      debugging vim!
      thanks again...

      On Nov 5, 8:30 pm, Matthew Wozniski <m...@...> wrote:
      > On Tue, Nov 06, 2007 at 04:45:54AM +0100, Tony Mechelynck wrote:
      > > Matthew Wozniski wrote:
      > > > Also, this doesn't belong on vim-dev, it belongs on vim-use. vim-dev is for
      > > > submitting and discussing bug reports and patches. I'm setting the reply-to
      > > > address accordingly.
      > > > ~Matt
      > > You didn't, or Google Groups overrode you, but that doesn't matter. Vim-dev is
      > > also for questions about configuring and compiling Vim. These questions
      > > definitely belong here.
      > Ah, terribly sorry. Usually, -dev groups are only for patches/bug reports.
      > And google groups definitely just overrode me. Ah, well.
      > > As I said a couple of days ago, see also
      > >http://users.skynet.be/antoine.mechelynck/vim/compunix.htmfor a step-by-step
      > > tutorial about building Vim from the official sources (not any "debian" or
      > > "ubuntu" sources which might be less than up-to-date or contain patches not
      > > sactioned by Bram) on any Unix-like system.
      > They cannot be out of date, since part of the install process ftp's
      > down the latest patches from ftp.vim.org, and they produce packages
      > that can be installed through your package manager, rather than
      > requiring contortions to track dynamic library dependencies and such.
      > ./configure && make && make install is nice and all, but it has
      > serious shortcomings in terms of versioning and cleanup, especially
      > with regard to tracking which versions of all of your shared object
      > files you still need around on your system.
      > Of course, they do include a few unofficial patches (25 in the latest
      > Ubuntu sources), but that's certainly not a bad thing; it is, after
      > all, how open source moves forward, and most of them will certainly be
      > moved to upstream as soon as the distro maintainers have time to
      > handle it.
      > I find it rather silly to suggest using `make install' when there's
      > a better alternative being offered.
      > > Best regards,
      > > Tony.
      > ~Matt

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