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Can't install resynthesizer on Linux

Jan 20, 2014, 15:01 (This post was last modified: Jan 20, 2014 15:02 by Bainespal.)
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Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
Current system: SolydK (Linux Mint Debian with KDE), 64-bit, GIMP 2.8.6

I've been trying to get the resynthesizer plug-in working on Linux for weeks now, on three different distributions.

I had been using Linux Mint 15 when I learned about the resynthesizer from a forum post. I tried downloading the Linux version from registry.gimp.org and extracting to a directory. I also tried the terminal command apt-get install gimp-resynthesizer. Neither method worked, so I tried other commands from various blogs that the search engine turned up. Something I did downgraded GIMP, and I think it messed up my default package configuration. The "Resynthesize" and "Heal Selection" options eventually did appear under
the "Filters" menu, but they didn't work. Unfortunately, I forgot what the error messages were.

Since my Mint 15 was outdated anyways, I decided to reinstall a different Linux distribution. I'm reletively new to Linux and I haven't tried all the desktops yet, so I chose to try Fedora with GNOME 3. I tried unpacking the archive download for the resynthesizer plug-in again. I think I did find a default directory for GIMP on that installation, but it still didn't work.

I disliked Fedora/GNOME 3, so I got rid of it. Now I'm using SolydK.

Fortunately, the directory ~/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins/ does exist. I extracted the files, and I can prove that they're in the correct directory:

Code:
paul@hp-desktop-solydk ~ $ ls ~/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins
plugin-heal-selection.py     plugin-resynth-enlarge.py       resynthesizer
plugin-heal-transparency.py  plugin-resynth-fill-pattern.py  resynthesizer-gui
plugin-map-style.py          plugin-resynth-sharpen.py
plugin-render-texture.py     plugin-uncrop.py

Still nothing. I tried rebooting. There is no "Resynthesize" command in Filters>Map when I run GIMP.

I don't want to try any terminal commands without advice. I don't know what I'm doing, and I don't want to break my current Linux installation.

I did successfully install the Windows version of the plug-in on a laptop that I don't like to use for graphic design. Resynthesizer is a powerful tool, and I want it for my Linux desktop.
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Jan 20, 2014, 15:49
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RE: Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
Check that the files are marked executable. I don't know how Gnome does it (I use KDE), but in the usual file explorers you can display/edit file properties (right-click on file->Properties), and find the file permissions. Along side the usual read/write permission there should be an "execute" one.

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Jan 20, 2014, 16:11
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RE: Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
The python scripts were not marked executable, but now that I've marked them executable the plug-in still doesn't appear in Filters menu. The other two files -- "resynthesizer" and "resynthesizer-gui" -- were already marked executable.

(I have KDE and the Dolphin file manager.)
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Jan 20, 2014, 17:04 (This post was last modified: Jan 20, 2014 17:04 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
Are they listed in the "pluginrc" file in your Gimp profile?

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Jan 20, 2014, 17:37
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RE: Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
(Jan 20, 2014 17:04)ofnuts Wrote:  Are they listed in the "pluginrc" file in your Gimp profile?
No, not in ~/.gimp-2.8/pluginrc.
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Jan 20, 2014, 17:38 (This post was last modified: Jan 20, 2014 17:40 by rich2005.)
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RE: Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
@bainespal

Welcome to the world of Linux. To see the problem I have installed Solydk 64 bit in a virtual machine.

Resynthesizer is possible but very first thing to check that executables and the python plugins you are trying are marked as executable. Will not work otherwise.
edit: I see you have done that.

Back to Solydk and there is an annoyance, a missing package but that later.

First thing, do not bother with the crumby dumbed down "package manager" go straight for synaptic

http://i.imgur.com/ajx37oO.jpg

First thing is to click on the reload button and wait for the repos to refresh, that way you know what is shown is there.
Scroll down the list of packages and find gimp-resynthesizer (& gimp-plugin-registry)
Right click on these and mark for installation.

http://i.imgur.com/C6xveMT.jpg

It will tell you that some additional packages are required. This is where the annoyance comes in, that tiff package does not download, not in the Solyd repos. Get onto their maintainer and ask for it.

http://i.imgur.com/5Agz2PQ.jpg

No matter, you will still get resynthesizer.

When it looks like this, click on apply and when asked about the missing package, ok ignore and continue.

http://i.imgur.com/y6z4m6X.jpg

Once finished and synaptic closed down, you will find that because these are installed as root, plugins go in usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins which is the correct place for a global install. You can put these files in ~./gimp-2.8/plug-ins if just for you own use as you have already tried. Nothing wrong with that, that is what I do.

http://i.imgur.com/6Xco9Fp.jpg

And this is the resynthesizer interface in Gimp

http://i.imgur.com/3y6wUQE.jpg

As a backup, I pulled resynthesizer & resynthesizer-gui from the Solydk VM and they are attached. Try these first in your home ./gimp-2.8/plug-ins They are marked executable but check anyway.


Attached File(s)
.zip  resynth.zip (Size: 25.02 KB / Downloads: 86)

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Jan 20, 2014, 18:42
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RE: Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
(Jan 20, 2014 17:38)rich2005 Wrote:  As a backup, I pulled resynthesizer & resynthesizer-gui from the Solydk VM and they are attached.

Your zipped files made the plug-in work for me. They are larger than the files from the downloaded tar archive.

I still can't configure it myself, because gimp-resynthesizer and gimp-plugin-registry are absent from my Synaptic's list. I clicked the reload button several times.

[Image: 12055540386_30391cdfe8.jpg]

Maybe I'll ask about this on SolydK's forum.

At any rate. Filters > Enhance > Heal selection and Filters > Map > Resynthesize are now present and working.

Thanks, both of you.
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Jan 20, 2014, 19:26
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RE: Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
wow & I thought it was tough installing on my windows the first time (back when I had 2.6) I reinstalled it when I got my win8 machine Sorry its been so tough for your OS, great that it finally worked!

The first time I installed resynthesizer I had two heal-selection or smart-remove entries in the Filters > Enhance menu.

Bainespa/linux users: I'm giving an old xp to a family member & support for it is predicted to be ending around April.

It has 512mb ram but still runs ok, any advice on the most light weight linux that he could keep as a backup to install later? User-friendly if possible
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Jan 20, 2014, 20:47
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RE: Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
(Jan 20, 2014 19:26)iForStyle007 Wrote:  Bainespa/linux users: I'm giving an old xp to a family member & support for it is predicted to be ending around April.

It has 512mb ram but still runs ok, any advice on the most light weight linux that he could keep as a backup to install later? User-friendly if possible

I recently replaced XP with Linux on an old Laptop for my mother. I looked at the old long-term support version of Ubuntu (12.04) as well as Linux Mint Xfce and Xubuntu.

I would recommend either Xubuntu or Lubuntu. Of the two, Lubuntu is lighter and looks more like Windows without customization. Xubuntu has more modern features like snapping windows to half the screen (except vertically instead of horizontally as on Windows 7), while still being significantly lighter than many other modern desktop environments.

I installed Xubuntu 13.10 on the laptop for my mother, and I customized the panels to make it look more like Windows. (Customizing it was fairly intuitive but time consuming.)
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Jan 20, 2014, 20:47
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RE: Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
I will throw in a couple of suggestions

Something with a LXDE desktop manager.

Try these out as a live CD first, if the live cd finds the basic hardware, display, network, (go with wired network first but check wireless) and connects to your ISP then it is worth an install.

A basic linux install rarely takes longer than 15 -20 minutes.

I have an old Acer netbook with 512 MB mem + 8GB SSD that runs an old ubuntu LXDE re-mix, so a more up-to-date is lubuntu http://lubuntu.net/ says 128 MB min mem

As you might guess, I am a fan of PClinuxOS, I use KDE but there is a LXDE version.
http://www.pclinuxos.com/get-pclinuxos/lxde/ says 384 MB is minimum

If you want something a little different, not LXDE but E17 enlightenment
http://www.bodhilinux.com/
The minimum requirements 300+MHz CPU, 128MB RAM, and 2.5GB hard drive space
You can make this one look absolutely beautiful.

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Jan 21, 2014, 01:22 (This post was last modified: Jan 21, 2014 01:28 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
Awesome! Thankyou two for the suggestions. Looks like I'll start looking at lubuntu second,

bodhilinux first, meets all the minimum requirements, it has about 47 / 50 gb hdd

and work my way through looking at the other above suggested linuxOs's

Thanks again! Smile
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Feb 8, 2014, 03:20
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Resynthesizer on openSUSE 13.1 (64 bit)
Nothing I've tried has worked, either using http://registry.gimp.org/node/25219 or installing from source. Nothing shows up under Filters|Enhance. Using the precompiled plugin, whenever I start GIMP I get

/home/david/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins/resynthesizer-gui: error while loading shared libraries: libgimpui-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

But the library is present
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Feb 7 21:41 /usr/lib64/libgimpui-2.0.so -> libgimpui-2.0.so.0.800.6
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Feb 7 21:41 /usr/lib64/libgimpui-2.0.so.0 -> libgimpui-2.0.so.0.800.6
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 141648 Sep 28 09:59 /usr/lib64/libgimpui-2.0.so.0.800.6

ldconfig recognizes it

Installing from source, I get even less feedback. The menu items just fail to show up ...
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Feb 8, 2014, 06:03
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RE: Resynthesizer on openSUSE 13.1 (64 bit)
(Feb 8, 2014 03:20)PhotoDave Wrote:  /home/david/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins/resynthesizer-gui: error while loading shared libraries: libgimpui-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

But the library is present
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Feb 7 21:41 /usr/lib64/libgimpui-2.0.so -> libgimpui-2.0.so.0.800.6
...
...

It looks like you're installing the plugin in the wrong folder usr/lib instead of your home folder as discribed in this post:
http://registry.gimp.org/comment/18146#comment-18146

Scroll under the plugin version you linked, there are posts with troubleshooting tips & maybe fixes for linux builds.

After verifying you've installed the plugin in the correct folder,
If none of those suggestions under the plugin page you linked work try these versions:

Resynthesizer v1.0 for Linux and Windows
This seems to be the same version...
http://registry.gimp.org/node/27986

=======
Through a websearch I found an open suse 13.1 package for resynthesizer:
unstable build?

-Click on "Open suse 13.1"
- then click "show unstable builds"
-then choose your operating system type (32-bit or 64-bit) or "1 click install"

http://software.opensuse.org/package/gim...rm=gimp-re
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Feb 8, 2014, 09:36
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RE: Can't install resynthesizer on Linux
@PhotoDave
What distro are you using? Apart from that, you have a 64bit installation, is the precompiled plug-in you got 64 bit, 32 bit will not normally work although it might if you have the lib32 packages installed.

The link you gave shows comments with exactly the same problem and no solution.
You say installing from source? You did compile the code? I have compiled this in the past (32bit PCLOS) and it should compile easily.

You could try, from this thread, post no 6, http://gimpforums.com/attachment.php?aid=2903
It is from a SolyDK 64 bit distro. 50% chance of working. Remove any earlier tries, especially if any are in /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins although from your post does not seem so. Unzip & pop the files into ~/.gimp-2.8/plug-ins they should already be executable but get in the habit of checking they are marked as such.

If all fails, ask on your distro forum for the plug-in to be added to the repository. You did check the repository didn't you? It might be there as 'gimp-resynthesizer' or 'gimp-plugin-resynthesizer'.

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