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Install Vim 8 with Python, Python 3, Ruby (2.5) and Lua support on openSuse
# remove current vim
sudo zypper rm vim vim-runtime vim-gnome vim-tiny vim-gui-common
# removes current link for vim
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/share/vim /usr/bin/vim
sudo zypper addrepo
sudo zypper refresh
# installs everything needed to make/configure/build Vim
sudo zypper in \
lua51-luajit \
lua51-luajit-devel \
lua51-devel \
python-devel \
python38-devel \
ruby2.6 \
ruby2.6-devel \
ncurses5-devel \
atk-devel \
xorg-X11-devel \
libXpm-devel \
#Optional: so vim can be uninstalled again via `dpkg -r vim`
#sudo apt-get -y install checkinstall
# clones vim repository so we can build it from scratch
cd ~
git clone
cd vim
git pull && git fetch
# In case Vim was already installed. This can throw an error if not installed,
# it's the nromal behaviour. That's no need to worry about it
cd src
sudo make distclean
cd ..
# update to use the correct python 2.7/3.x config path also change 'YOUR NAME' to
# your real name
sudo ./configure \
--enable-multibyte \
--enable-perlinterp=dynamic \
--enable-rubyinterp=dynamic \
--with-ruby-command=/usr/bin/ruby \
--enable-python3interp=yes \
--with-python3-config-dir=/usr/bin/python3.8 \
--enable-luainterp \
--with-luajit \
--enable-cscope \
--enable-gui=auto \
--with-features=huge \
--with-x \
--enable-fontset \
--enable-largefile \
--disable-netbeans \
--with-compiledby="skrip <>" \
# this this is the compilation step. It should also create the symlink of the binary
# one /usr/bin folder
make && sudo make install > viminstal.log
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