I do a lot of development with Turnkey appliances inside VirtualBox virtual machines. I really ought to edit the code in normal-space since I've tuned many of my development tools the way I want them, but today I was being lazy and working on a Django appliance.
Using VIM I kept getting frustrated by little things: no syntax highlighting, couldn't switch between buffers... I kept getting the error "E319: Sorry, the command is not available in this version". I noticed that the install only had vim-tiny, which takes up a lot less space so it makes sense for Turnkey to assume the appliance is a production environment.
So the man pages suggest installing vim-runtime, so I did. Still got the E319 errors for the features I wanted. On a whim I decided to update and upgrade (erroneously thinking I was upgrading vim-common) and this yielded no change.
Basically, VIM is the wrong version to do what I want it to do. Other than compiling it from source, what options do I have?