I have installed
vim-nox as well as
vim-outliner on Ubuntu 12.10. There's nothing wrong with Vim but neither of the add-on packages does anything. What do I have to do to in order to enable them?
Vim add-ons are not enabled for all users by default. To use an add-on, use
$ vim-addon-manager # Name User Status System Status editexisting removed removed justify removed removed latex-suite removed removed matchit removed removed vimoutliner removed removed $ vim-addons install latex-suite $ vim-addons install vimoutliner
I have tested various plugin managers for vim, and find pathogen the best of them all. I first tried vundle which was recommended on this site (https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2458398/packageplugin-management-for-vim), but found it too complex.
What I wanted was a way to keep each plugin in it's own directory. Pathogen does just that: every plugin in ~/.vim/bundle is activated automatically.
pathogen is really very simple:
- you install the pathogen plugin
call pathogen#infect()to .vimrc
- when you want to try a package, you install it into a directory in .vim/bundle/... Pathogen will activate it automatically.
- to get rid of a package, you just remove it from .vim/bundle. I have a directory .vim/bundle.off where I move unused packages which I might use sometime later.