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Linuxhelp _ General Discussion _ Gimp 2.0 For Linux

Posted by: ryansanders2002 Jun 24 2004, 02:50 PM

Ok, I'm new to linux so please take it step by step.

I have the Gimp 2.0 rpm but I can't install it because it is asking me for some dependancies. I've looked for them and I can't find any rpms for these. Could someone who knows what dependacies I need please tell me where I can find their RPM files or another file type and how to install them if they are not rpm?


edit: Ok this was actually on my other linux distro.. I use Mandrake 10 now, when I run the RPM, it just says everything is already installed buy when I try to run gimp, it tells me that gimp is invalid. Why is this?

Posted by: hughesjr Jun 24 2004, 07:02 PM


Mandrake has a program named urpmi that can resolve dependancies and install packages (and updates) for you.

If you have a broadband connection to the internet (not dial up), I recommend that you set up urpmi per the instructions in this post:

Then if you want to install gimp, you would do:

urpmi.update -a
urpmi gimp

The Gimp that is included with Mandrake 10 is version 1.2.5 ... and that is the one that will be installed via the normal update process.

You are free to upgrade to gimp 2.0, BUT, you will need to resolve all dependancies yourself. Unless you have a pressing need to upgrade (further than the standard upgrades provided by urpmi), I would stay with the version of programs that come with your distro (as updated by urpmi).

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