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Gimp 2 with Fink

Jul 17, 2011, 14:48
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Gimp 2 with Fink
I have installed Gimp with Fink but when I do as recommended
'sudo apt-get install gimp' the application loaded is v.1.4.

After reading fink documentation, I have performed 'fink list' and there appear several gimp2 packages (with current version of 2.6 in the description).

I have tried 'sudo apt-get install gimp2' only to obtain and ending message of
'E: Couldn't find package gimp2' and then
'sudo apt-get install gimp2-default' and also an error message has shown ('E: Package gimp2-default has no installation candidate').

I am a newbie with Fink so I am not sure I am not doing something wrong. It is clearly stated in http://www.gimp.org that apt-get install gimp should be used to obtain the current version of Gimp (ie, 2.6), but, with that command, what fink installs is 1.4 and when I try gimp2 there seems that the package/s are not there (even though they are listed by Fink).

Have I missed anything?

Thanks in advance for any comment.

E.

(Tried to install in MacBook Pro OSX Leopard 10.5.8 and just installed Fink - btw, Gimp 1.4 installed by Fink works correctly)
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Jul 17, 2011, 14:54
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RE: Gimp 2 with Fink
IMHO this question is much better asked in a Fink forum. And there are OSX versions of Gimp that don't depend on Fink.

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Jul 17, 2011, 15:38
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RE: Gimp 2 with Fink
Thank you for your fast reply. I think you are right. Would you happen to know about one?

The reason I was trying a Fink install is because I have read elsewhere that the built OSX versions do not come with Gimptool and I was interested in installing plug-ins. It seems that it is not trivial to install gimptool manually in OSX. Do you happen to know where this info can be found?
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Jul 17, 2011, 16:42 (This post was last modified: Jul 17, 2011 16:43 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Gimp 2 with Fink
I don't know much about fink, but I would expect any main site for it to point to forums or other sources of help, and if not Google would be my friend.

AFAIK Gimptool is only used for system-wide installs, but also AFAIK you can also install plugins in your Gimp profile. And in any case gimptool doesn't do anything special that you couldn't do manually once you have admin priviledges. Its main advantage is that it won't forget anything ("executable" flag et al).

I run Ubuntu and have never used gimptool... either I got the plugin via the Ubuntu repositories and it got installed using standard installation procedures, or I got the tarball and installed it with "make install".

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Jul 18, 2011, 06:09
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RE: Gimp 2 with Fink
Gimp 2 (ie, Gimp 2.6.11 on 18/07/11) installed with Fink. Just in case someone comes to this thread.

Fink can install binaries or source, but there might be the case that binaries are not available. Gimp 1 has binaries available, so it can be installed through 'sudo apt-get install gimp'. (This command installs Gimp 1.2.5 on this date.)

As of now, Gimp 2 is only available as source and therefore it must be installed with

sudo fink install gimp2

as it happens with other packages available for Gimp 2 (gimp2, gimp2-default, gimp2-dev, gimp2-shlibs, gimp2-shlibs, gimp2-svg, etc.).

Contacting a fink forum (actually the fink-beginners mailing-list) I was given the explanation (http://www.finkproject.org/faq/usage-fin...en#bindist): 'fink install' command does an install from source files. Please, note that such install from source takes significantly longer that an installation from binaries (through apt-get); in my case, it took above 3 hours to have gimp2 and all its dependencies installed.

Just in case this helps someone.

All this has to do with installing in Mac David's Batch Processor, but I think this should go in a different thread. Thank you, ofnuts, for your (very fast) replies, they have pointed me to the right places.
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