Debian Vi Vim color syntax
I just installed Debian Etch and found a way to change the default monochrome vi to color with syntax, thought it might help someone else looking for the same thing. I had to look awhile for this, and found that the instructions for enabling it in Sarge don't work.
apt-get install vim-full
This will load all the syntax format info for most of the files you're likely to ever need, i.e. apache2.conf, postfix/main.cf etc.
edit ~/.bashrc for whichever user you are
and any other features you want to enable in that file. HTH somebody else trying to figure this out.