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GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error

Apr 17, 2014, 08:57
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GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
I have downloaded, installed, deleted, reinstalled GIMP 2.8 on my Windows 8 pc many times. During startup I get the following message:
Entry Point Not Found
The procedure entry point gzdirect could not be located in the dynamic link library C:\Program Files\GIMP 2\32\bin\libxm12-2.dll

Can anyone help please?


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Apr 17, 2014, 09:27 (This post was last modified: Apr 17, 2014 09:29 by fluffybunny2.)
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
NB when searching for it, the filename is LIBXML2-2.DLL. Sorry for the CAPS, but it is a letter 'L' not a digit '1' as written in the previous posts.
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Apr 17, 2014, 09:38
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
Thank you but no other libxm12-2.dll on the system and renaming twain.exe did not help. I still get the same error - unless I have to restart computer?
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Apr 17, 2014, 09:39
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
ooops just saw the "L" post
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Apr 17, 2014, 09:43
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
LIBXML2-2.DLL - found in .....\GIMP 2\bin and in ....\GIMP 2\32\bin and in C:\Program Files (x86)\Deluge
Now what Smile
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Apr 17, 2014, 09:53
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
(Apr 17, 2014 09:43)RegB Wrote:  LIBXML2-2.DLL - found in .....\GIMP 2\bin and in ....\GIMP 2\32\bin and in C:\Program Files (x86)\Deluge
Now what Smile
If you are not currently using Deluge, try temporarily renaming the one in the \Deluge folder to libxml2-2.dll.renamed
Try and start Gimp and see if it boots without error, then that will prove if Deluge is the culpit...
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Apr 17, 2014, 10:15
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
no difference. I do have in ......\32\bin both libxml2,dll AND libxml2-2.dll
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Apr 17, 2014, 10:17
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
did another download and clean install and still the same - so frustrating
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Apr 17, 2014, 10:34
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
(Apr 17, 2014 10:15)RegB Wrote:  no difference. I do have in ......\32\bin both libxml2,dll AND libxml2-2.dll
Ok, I only have libxml2-2.dll in my installation.
Try renaming libxml2.dll to libxml2.dll.renamed
Give that a try Wink
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Apr 17, 2014, 10:57
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
There is both a libxml2.dll (967,176B) and a libxml-2.dll (1,171,945B) in the Gimp 2.8.10 windows package, the 32 bit folder. Check that the file sizes are correct.

It is going back to Ofnuts post. There is a clash between different versions of the same file.

Gimp puts very little in the windoze registry so no point re-installing over and over again. Probably the Deluge (is that a game?) version is taking precedence since these are all 32 bit files.

Go to C:\Program Files(x86)\Deluge and disable libxml-2.dll by renaming as suggested by fluffybunny in post#7. See if Gimp works. If not back to the drawing board. If Gimp does work, look at using the Gimp file in the Deluge folder.

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Apr 17, 2014, 11:03
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
(Apr 17, 2014 10:34)fluffybunny2 Wrote:  
(Apr 17, 2014 10:15)RegB Wrote:  no difference. I do have in ......\32\bin both libxml2,dll AND libxml2-2.dll
Ok, I only have libxml2-2.dll in my installation.
Try renaming libxml2.dll to libxml2.dll.renamed
Give that a try Wink
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Apr 17, 2014, 11:06
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
Completely uninstalled Deluge. libxml2.dll (now libxml2.renamed) is 945 KB and libxml2-2.dll is 1145 KB and still the same error message
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Apr 17, 2014, 11:38
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
I do not know fluffybunny installation but you do need that libxml2.dll file so put it back to original.

Files sizes? These are from the gimp 2.8.10 downloaded this morning from gimp.org

Are you using this version? and do the file sizes match your installation.

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Apr 17, 2014, 12:00
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
yes those are the exact sizes for both dll's
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Apr 17, 2014, 12:34 (This post was last modified: Apr 17, 2014 12:40 by rich2005.)
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RE: GIMP 2.8 libxm12 dll error
Of course we could be looking for the wrong clash of files

http://creekcodes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08...oblem.html

This one indicates that zlib1.dll could be the problem.

My 64 bit machine is tied up at the moment recording video, when it is free I see if there are versions of zlib1.dll installed. Although gimp works there, so maybe fruitless.

edit: maybe cut your losses. Completly uninstall Gimp from the uninstall menu, delete anything C:\Program Files\Gimp 2
and your C:\Users\yourname\.gimp-2.8 if there is one

Try the 64 bit Partha version from http://www.partha.com

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