So in my ingenuity I changed directory to /usr/ports/editors/vim and ran make install clean... big mistake! It tried to install all sorts of X11 related stuff and of course X11 itself. Normally this wouldn't be a problem, however on a 266 MHZ headless server I really don't want a GUI of any sorts.
To address the situation I read the port's Makefile and noticed several options that could be passed on the make step, namely WITHOUT_X11.
Here's how to install Vim without X11:
- % su
- # cd /usr/ports/editors/vim
- # make WITHOUT_X11=yes NO_GUI=yes LITE=yes install clean
- # rehash
Now I can finally use those cool colour schemes again. :D