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Installing Plugins

Mar 13, 2012, 02:36
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Installing Plugins
I'm using Ubuntu 11.10, which is totally new to me. I downloaded the pdf manual for GIMP. OK. I was trying to install a script (.scm file). I followed the instructions, but it didn't install. After typing it all here I found a typing error. I redid it.

Now I get this message:
Quote:cp: cannot stat `double-border.scm': No such file or directory

This is just a small file that looks like this [Image: Screenshotat2012-03-12185108.jpg]

So, my question is: Should I have this in a specific place for it to work? If so, where?

Also, how do I get the help files to open when I click on help in GIMP? I currently get a message that says they are not installed. Will they be the same as the pdf file, if they get installed? Same as online?

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Mar 13, 2012, 08:07 (This post was last modified: Mar 13, 2012 08:08 by ofnuts.)
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RE: Installing Plugins
Scheme scripts go in the "scripts" directory in your Gimp profile.

You can also install them "system wide" using the gimp-tool command (used as "sudo gimp-tool ..." in the Ubuntu distro at least) but this isn't useful/recommended.

If you come across Python scripts, they go in the "plugins" directory of same and need to have their "executable" permission set.

Install the help using your distro's repository (gimp-help-en, for instance on Ubuntu). Otherwise it goes in /usr/share/gimp/2.0/help/{language}/ (for instance /usr/share/gimp/2.0/help/en/) and /usr/share/gimp/2.0/help/images/ . And tick the appropriate choice (local help) in Edit/Preferences -> Help system.

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