vim - Vi IMproved - enhanced vi editor

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name vim
Package version 7.3.547
Package release 7
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 1.83 KB
Download size 821.67 KB
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Vim is an almost compatible version of the UNIX editor Vi.
Many new features have been added: multi level undo, syntax
highlighting, command line history, on-line help, filename
completion, block operations, folding, Unicode support, etc.
This package contains a version of vim compiled with a rather
standard set of features.  This package does not provide a GUI
version of Vim.  See the other vim-* packages if you need more
(or less).


Package Version Architecture Repository
vim_7.4.488-3~bpo70+1_amd64.deb 7.4.488 amd64 Debian Backports Main
vim_7.4.488-3~bpo70+1_i386.deb 7.4.488 i386 Debian Backports Main
vim_7.3.547-7+deb7u4_i386.deb 7.3.547 i386 Debian Security Updates Main
vim_7.3.547-7+deb7u4_amd64.deb 7.3.547 amd64 Debian Security Updates Main
vim_7.3.547-7_i386.deb 7.3.547 i386 Debian Main
vim - - -


Name Value
libacl1 >= 2.2.51-8
libc6 >= 2.11
libgpm2 >= 1.20.4
libselinux1 >= 1.32
libtinfo5 -
vim-common = 2:7.3.547-7
vim-runtime = 2:7.3.547-7


Name Value
editor -


Type URL
Binary Package vim_7.3.547-7_amd64.deb
Source Package vim

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install vim deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install vim




2013-02-09 - James McCoy <>
vim (2:7.3.547-7) unstable; urgency=low
* Add vim-lesstif.preinst to handle transitioning /usr/share/doc/vim-lesstif
from a symlink to a directory.  (Closes: #700069)
* Add clarification to short description of vim-nox.  (Closes: #699780)
2012-11-22 - James McCoy <>
vim (2:7.3.547-6) unstable; urgency=low
* Always enable ACL support.  (Closes: #693462)
2012-09-15 - James McCoy <>
vim (2:7.3.547-5) unstable; urgency=low
* Use xz compression for all binary packages.  (Closes: #687265)
* Backport patches 7.3.652 and 7.3.661 to fix crash in Python bindings when
GCC 4.7 is used to build Vim.  (Closes: #678122)
2012-07-23 - James McCoy <>
vim (2:7.3.547-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Add remove-py_config.patch, removing the dependence on Python's config.c.
(Closes: #681599)
2012-06-26 - James McCoy <>
vim (2:7.3.547-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Add netrw-syntax-fix.patch to fix a syntax error in NetRead's ftp
handling.  (Closes: #678513)
2012-06-21 - James McCoy <>
vim (2:7.3.547-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Work around GCC 4.7 optimization bug, #678122, by explicitly using gcc-4.6
2012-06-06 - James McCoy <>
vim (2:7.3.547-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Merge upstream tag v7-3-547
* Change ruby(-dev) Build-Depends to use unversioned package names in order
to build with the default ruby version.
* Add spell-check support to Debian control syntax file.
2012-05-24 - James McCoy <>
vim (2:7.3.524-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Merge upstream tag v7-3-524
+ Recognize git commit files in submodules. (Closes: #663735)
+ Fix NetRW's munging of options when opening files.  (Closes: #661720)
+ 7.3.485: Use environment's LDFLAGS when building xxd.  (Closes: #663605)
+ Update recognized keywords for dircolors syntax.  (Closes: #660632)
* Exclude the tools directory from the install.
+ Stop shipping scripts which use Perl4 functionality.  (Closes: #659431)
+ Remove lintian overrides for csh scripts.
+ Remove patch debian/awk-shebang.patch
* Remove EOLed Lenny/Maverick releases, add Quantal release to runtime
* Remove upstream/po-syntax-cpo.patch, merged upstream.
* Remove upstream/debian-runtime-*.patch, merged upstream.
* Remove upstream/fr-manpage-fixes.patch, merged upstream.
* Remove upstream/xdefaults-syntax-define.patch, merged upstream.
* Add lintian override for binaries-have-file-conflict.  vim-runtime diverts
vim-tiny's doc/help.txt and doc/tags.
* Remove unused menu-icon-missing override.
2012-02-10 - James McCoy <>
vim (2:7.3.429-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Ignore failures in test61 since it is highly sensitive to timing.
Slow/heavily loaded systems will cause the test to fail.  (Closes:
* Install bug scripts with correct permissions.
+ Use dh_bugfiles to simplify process
+ Bump debhelper B-D to >= 7.2.3~

See Also

Package Description
vimhelp-de_7.3.101122-2_all.deb Vi IMproved - Documentation files (German translation)
vinagre_3.4.2-2_amd64.deb remote desktop client for the GNOME Desktop
vinetto_0.6.0~alpha-1_all.deb A forensics tool to examine Thumbs.db files
vino_3.4.2-1+b1_amd64.deb VNC server for GNOME
viridian_1.2-3_all.deb play audio streams from an Ampache server
virt-goodies_0.4-1_all.deb A collection of helpful virtualisation related tools
virt-manager_0.9.1-4_all.deb desktop application for managing virtual machines
virt-top_1.0.7-1+b1_amd64.deb show stats of virtualized domains
virt-viewer_0.5.3-1_amd64.deb Displaying the graphical console of a virtual machine
virt-what_1.12-1_amd64.deb detect if we are running in a virtual machine
virtaal_0.7.1-1_all.deb graphical localisation editor
virtinst_0.600.1-3+deb7u2_all.deb Programs to create and clone virtual machines
virtualbox-dkms_4.1.42-dfsg-1+deb7u1_all.deb x86 virtualization solution - kernel module sources for dkms
virtualbox-fuse_4.1.42-dfsg-1+deb7u1_amd64.deb x86 virtualization solution - virtual filesystem
virtualbox-guest-dkms_4.1.42-dfsg-1+deb7u1_all.deb x86 virtualization solution - guest addition module source for dkms