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dbp fail to install

Dec 9, 2011, 13:52
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dbp fail to install
Hello,

I'm trying to install my first plug-in in GIMP and it's not going all to well.
I followed the instructions from the site of dbp and the first error was libgimp-2.0-0.dll was missing next was libgimpbase-2.0-0.dll > libglib.dll > iconv.dll > libintl-1.dll > intl.dll > libgimpcolor-2.0-0.dll

and after every new dll file unzipped and put in the system32 folder I tried to run dbp.exe but every time a new error occured.

Now I got: can't find gimp_enum_get_value in libglib-2.0-0.dll

Installing a plugin shouldn't be this difficult right?

I'm using windows xp 32bit and the latest version of GIMP.

I hope someone can help me because this plug-in saves me hours of work!

THNX en grtz from Merijn
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Dec 9, 2011, 16:58
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RE: dbp fail to install
Installing plugins is only as easy at their authors make it Smile

This said, the instructions on the download page just instruct to copy dbp into the plugins folder. Plenty of other plugins install this way and use the DLLs you cite without problems and without having to move them to SYSTEM32, so I don't think the problem is with DBP.

Nagging thought: DBP is a GIMP plugin, so it should be started from inside Gimp (it should be somewhere in the menus) so that Gimp sets up the required environment before calling it, allowing DBP to find the DLL it needs. If you start it outside of Gimp by clicking on it in the explorer, it is started without adequate setup and could generate this kind of errors. Would that be the case?

You would save even more hours by getting acquainted with the Windows command line interface, the Windows .BAT language, and ImageMagick's toolbox. The enormous advantage of scripts over point-and-click interfaces is that they remember everything for you: parameters, actions and their orders, etc... (DBP still won't remember anything between two uses). And if DBP cannot do more than the tabs in the screenshot hint at, it has 5% of the functionality of ImageMagick. Your choice Smile

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Dec 12, 2011, 08:28
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RE: dbp fail to install
I get these errors when starting GIMP and I don't see the DBP option in the GIMP menu after it's started.

I will try to get Image magick running also.
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Dec 12, 2011, 12:38
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RE: dbp fail to install
(Dec 12, 2011 08:28)Merijn Wrote:  I get these errors when starting GIMP and I don't see the DBP option in the GIMP menu after it's started.

I will try to get Image magick running also.

Not difficult to install DBP, it is only one file, but it does download as a zip file so you need to unpack it.

I suggest this because of standard winxp 'less-than-wonderfull' tools.

Run Windows Explorer twice to open 2 windows
Find the zip file in one window and your local gimp plugins folder in the other.
Click on the zip file to open it. Might open in the same window or another, depending on how explorer is set up.
Hold your CTRL key down, click on dbp.exe and drag into the plugins folder.

A screenshot here, ended up with lines all over the place but it is the above process + where to find dbp in the Gimp menu.

http://i.imgur.com/ChPD2.jpg

I did a how-to some time back, not the best I have ever done, too long but it covers usage.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLXrm5_JOzQ

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