This is the end of a thread on the gimp-user mail.  I am constantly
amazed at what appears to be distribution related troubles to a cleanly
installed Gimp. I call this a distribution problem because it came with
perl5.4 (bought in September 2000) and this is the core of my problems.

Marc Lehmann wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 12:53:44PM -0500, Carol Spears <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> > I would like to know how to install all of this without the PDL as my
> > space is somewhat limited.
> The official answer is "just do it", i.e. perlotine does not depend on PDL
> and will be installed even when PDL is not present (however, semi-present
> PDL installations, e.g. binaries but no header files, cuase the build to
> fail of course).
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It appears that you can upgrade your perl and leave some PDL binaries
without their headers.

I think that alot of almost capable LUsers like me would benefit from an
changing of the warning message.  I don't have time to reproduce it
here, but the current warning (probably in the configure) made me think
that you need to install the PDL in order to have fully functioning
gimp-perl.  And this did fix my problem.  I would have rather removed
the offending binaries to fix it, however.

Even now, I know the problem but probably need to get a book to help me
find the damn binaries!

Thanks for your time.  I really love my gimp.  I wish that the whole
world worked as well as Wilbur! And would improve as fast as he has.

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