View Full Version : Installing vim7 on my vps

05-19-2006, 10:27 AM
I am trying to install vim7 on my vps, and am having difficulties.

I compile it and try to "make" it and I get an error that starts off here:

gcc -c -I. -Iproto -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -g -O2 -o objects/buffer.o buffer.c
In file included from buffer.c:28:
vim.h:41: parse error before `:'
In file included from /usr/include/bits/types.h:143,
from /usr/include/stdio.h:36,
from os_unix.h:21,
from vim.h:233,
from buffer.c:28:

I checked vim.h and the parse error originates with this section:

* Check if configure correcly managed to find sizeof(int). If this failed,
* it becomes zero. This is likely a problem of not being able to run the
* test program. Other items from configure may also be wrong then!
# if (SIZEOF_INT == 0)
Error: configure did not run properly. Check auto/config.log.
# endif

I checked the config.log, there are several "failed programs", and now I'm stumped. What does it mean that "This is likely a problem of not being able to run the test program."? And what does it mean that sizeof(int) is returning 0?

Or, on the other hand, are there any pre-compiled binaries available that anyone knows of off-hand that would work?

** UPDATE: I just noticed another thread that was posted this morning (after I had scoured the forums for any info for weeks :)) with info on installing this... I'll check that out.