A good Compiling the GIMP from a Tarball HOW-TO seems like a
really good idea. I think this outline covers the main points,
but certainly could use some rearranging. I hereby offer it up
for tweaks and adjustments.
How to Compile GIMP from a Tarball: a tentative outline
1.1 What's a Tarball?
1.2 Why do I want to compile GIMP?
2. Getting the Tarball
2.1 Where's the briar patch? (Where to put the gimp-x.y.tgz
2.2 Saving the source (source directory tree)
3. Do I have the right libraries?
3.1 List of required stuff here (with how to get it).
This is starting to look recursive, no?
4. ./configure and what it means.
4.1 What's this --prefix= that they keep yammering about?
4.2 Differences between /usr and /usr/local, and why some
in one place and some stuff goes in the other.
5. Why a new GIMP won't play well with an old GIMP and what to
do about it.
5.1 Library version conflicts
5.2 Include paths
5.3 Library paths
5.4 ldconfig, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and other arcana
5.5 Removing an old version of GIMP - how do I do this?
6. Compiling on various systems: /* Maybe this should come
much earlier */
6.1 Linux and its flavors
6.1.1 Red Hat
6.1.5 etc, etc, ad lib.
6.4 Other Unices
7. Problems and troubleshooting
We need to collect at least the most common problems here and
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