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SWAP File error

Aug 19, 2013, 06:27 (This post was last modified: Aug 19, 2013 06:29 by Blindcrow.)
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SWAP File error
Hi all

I can't get started - I have downloaded GIMP 2.8 but can't get it running as I get this error message:

"USER Installation Failed
The GIMP user installation failed; see the log for details.
It appears that you are using GIMP for the first time. GIMP will now create a folder named '/Users/andrzejnowosielski/Library/Application Support/GIMP/2.8' and copy some files to it.

Creating folder '/Users/myname/Library/Application Support/GIMP/2.8'...
Cannot create folder '/Users/myname/Library/Application Support/GIMP/2.8': Permission denied"

myname is my full name not myname......

I am using a Max with OSX version 10.7.5
I have checked all the relevant folders and made them all Read Write
I have tried making the relevant folders manually and re-starting GIMP but same message.

Any ideas?
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Aug 20, 2013, 03:19
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RE: SWAP File error
I don't know how this works in OSX but sounds to me like file permissions. I can tell you this much about Linux;

Anything off the root that is not in my $HOME directory is going to need root permissions.
Linux GIMP has this; /usr/share/gimp/2.0/
Which is password protected by the root.

Also in my $HOME is this; /home/mynamehere/.gimp-2.6/
Which is exactly the same as the other but belongs to me so I am allowed to edit without password. The dot before the file means it is hidden.

I hope this helps you sort things out.

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