Just wanted to install vim - had to spend entire day building X11

David Demelier demelier.david at gmail.com
Mon Jan 10 17:03:45 UTC 2011

On 09/01/2011 22:19, Tony Maserati wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm just curious - what's the point of including X11 as a dependency to vim?
> And then making a vim-lite port (which you usually discover after installing
> X11). How about making it vim and vim-x11 instead?
> Thanks.
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You must wait that the vim maintainer want to switch to the OPTIONS 
framework. Actually he does not want to do it. He prefers to be alone to 
use the old KNOB system just to do `not like all other people`.

So because you can't make a convenient `make config` you need to read 
the makefile or installing ports-mgmt/lsknobs, run lsknobs in the 
current port path and then set every knob you want in /etc/make.conf

But be careful ! Because make.conf is used by every port you should use 
ports-mgmt/portconf to write only vim knob in /usr/local/etc/ports.conf 
like :

editors/vim: WITHOUT_X11.

Isn't that convenient? :-)

David Demelier

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