[lfs-dev] Vim 7.3.xxx

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun May 20 11:41:16 PDT 2012


Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
>> I am posting this to two lists because Vim is common to both. Of
> course, discussion and opinions, if any, could be different in each one.
>>
>> While some softwares are rushing new versions even weekly, others
> stick to a "main" one and leave the minor versions/corrections in their
> repositories to be checked out with git or other softwares, and this is
> the case of Vim and MPlayer.
>>
>> I have noticed that most distributions are changing to upgrade these
> more often, perhaps monthly.
> 
>> Some examples with Vim:
>>
>> *buntu                       7.3.429
>> ArchLinux                  7.3.515
>> Fedora                       7.3.515
>> Gentoo                      7.3.515
>> Mageia                       7.3.444
>> Mandriva devel           7.3.486
>> openSUSE Factory     7.3.456
>>
>> Sometimes, they call it version 7.3 "correction-xxx".
>>
>> MPlayer has already changed. What do you think about Vim in LFS
>> and/or BLFS, with a monthly source in Anduin?
> 
> What would be an easier way to maintain these type of changes would be 
> to update a patch that is the difference between the base package and 
> the svn package.  The update would then amount to adding a new patch to 
> the packages repository and changing the patch number in the book.
> 
> Note that changes to vim would need to happen in both LFS and BLFS.

You can try:

http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/patches/downloads/vim/vim-7.3-fixes-524.patch 


Apply with:

patch -Np1 -i ../vim-7.3-fixes-524.patch

and then build normally.

   -- Bruce



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