Thread: Gimp 2.8, install confusion
May 30th, 2012, 03:33 PM #1
Gimp 2.8, install confusion
Is there a easy way to install the newest Gimp 2.8, on the newest Ubuntu12.04.
When I run ./configure for gimp2.8, I keep getting missing program messages.
I've been adding program after program, via tar balls, and am stuck on Gimp needs,gegl2.0 and gegl2.0 needs glid2.28.0. or newer, but I only have 2.32.1.
Last edited by stroyal; May 30th, 2012 at 04:01 PM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
May 30th, 2012, 09:07 PM #2
I'm still on the last version...but I think I just installed via the software centre...or "sudo apt-get install gimp"-Space
May 30th, 2012, 09:08 PM #3
here ya go
just open a terminal and put in the first set of commands... it will tell Ubuntu to look at the site's repositories for the gimp install files...then you update your system (always before/after packages are installed)...then install gimp...yadda yadda
Last edited by SpaceSquad; May 30th, 2012 at 09:10 PM.-Space
June 2nd, 2012, 12:12 AM #4
June 2nd, 2012, 01:10 AM #5
That did it, thank you.
I was missing the step" apt-get update".
I guess that is what I was doing, 1 program, at a time.
Now if I can get my wife to try it.
She still is using Photo Shop 5.0, that came out with Windows 95.
I can't believe it still works perfectly, with XP.
I don't think my luck will hold, for a Win 7 upgrade, and I can't afford Adobe, again.(retired now)
My next hurtle, is getting her to use a laptop, with Linux, to try it out.
Last edited by stroyal; June 3rd, 2012 at 09:13 AM.Hard Sayin Not Knowin
June 3rd, 2012, 09:33 PM #6
The gimp is great! Has completely fulfilled any photo editing I need to do. As for an Illustrator replacement...Scribus and Inkscape are both extremely powerful open-source applications.
Find Open Source Alternatives to commercial software | Open Source Alternative - osalt.com has a compendium of popular applications and their open counterparts.-Space
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