I have fresh linode with ubuntu 9.04. When I try to install the full vim with this command

sudo apt-get install vim-full

i get

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
E: Couldn't find package vim-full

Any ideas?


If you open /etc/apt/sources.list, are the lines containing "jaunty universe" commented out? If they are, take out the comment and then do sudo apt-get update, and then try to install it again. If they're not commented out, I'd try sudo apt-get update and then sudo apt-get install vim-full anyway.

Make sure you open sources.list using sudo, in case you need to edit out those comments.

  • Thanks man. That was it. Any idea why these come commented out? – Joe Cannatti Oct 12 '09 at 14:24
  • I just asked some linode people about it, and they said that's how a default Jaunty install comes, and that they didn't do that. I checked one of my recent Jaunty installs (in VirtualBox, not on linode) and the lines weren't commented out, and I don't recall ever taking out the comments, so I am confused as well. – shawn Oct 12 '09 at 14:32

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