Compile Vimprobable on FreeBSD 10.1

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Vimprobable is an awesome browser with vim-like keybindings


Vimprobable is a lean web browser optimised for full keyboard control. It has vim-like keybindings.

Vimprobable is being developped on Linux but it can be compiled on FreeBSD too.

This is how I compiled it on FreeBSD 10.1.


First we have to install the dependencies:

pkg install libsoup webkit-gtk2 gmake

Get the code

The code can be downloaded from sourceforge.

Fix an error in /usr/include/sys/file.h

Unfortenately the compile will break on an unknown type error in /usr/include/sys/file.h. The type u_int is unknown. This should be fixed by including /usr/include/sys/types.h but this did not work.

I added the following line in the top of the file, just below the copyright block.

typedef unsigned int    u_int

After this, compiling vimprobable works like a charm.

Compile vimprobable

Unpack the tarball that was downloaded from Sourceforge and run gmake inside this directory.

That is it :)

Don't forget to create a directory .config/vimprobable in your home directory.

Enjoy surfing with this awesome browser!