I found some strange errors while configuring Gimp-Perl in 1.1.29. The previous versions worked fine (1.1.25 and 1.1.26 from tarball, 1.1.27 and 1.1.28 patched from previous version) so this looks like a new error. What happened was that perl could not find the required modules (PDL, Perl-Gtk, Parse::RecDescent) although they were installed correctly and were working with all recent versions of the Gimp. After a bit of investigation, I discovered that the perl configuration script was not using the right version of Perl! Instead of taking /Local/bin/perl which is listed first in my path and has all the required modules installed, it was taking /opt/local/perl5/bin/perl which comes later in my path. This older perl executable is also symlinked from /bin/perl and /usr/bin/perl, but all these directories come after /Local/bin. Here is the output from the top-level configure script, which also shows another problem with a missing Makefile in devel-docs/pdb/: [...] creating devel-docs/libgimp/Makefile creating devel-docs/pdb/Makefile Can't open ./devel-docs/pdb/Makefile.in creating data/Makefile creating data/brushes/Makefile [...] creating help/images/Makefile creating config.h invoking perl for configuration... WARNING: unable to use PDL (the perl data language). This means that normal pixel access is non-functional. Unless you plan to use Tile/PixelRgn functions together with PDL, this is harmless. The plug-ins using PDL, however, will NOT WORK and you can NO LONGER install PDL later. You can get PDL from any CPAN mirror. checking for PDL support... no NOTICE: You are using a version of perl older than 5.005. This will slightly reduce the features available to the Gimp-Perl extension. NOTICE: unable to use the Perl-Gtk interface. Many features (like Gimp::Fu) rely on this extension. You can build without it (and many scripts will be disabled or run with reduced functionality only), but it's better to install it (version 0.6123 or higher is required, you can get it from ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gtk/perl/ or any CPAN mirror. NOTICE: Parse::RecDescent not found, scm2perl, the Scheme->Perl translator, will not work. This is normally not a problem, since it is quite unimportant for most people. building embedded perl module... no writing Gimp/Config.pm... ok Checking if your kit is complete... Warning: the following files are missing in your kit: po/Makefile.PL po/update.sh Please inform the author. Warning: prerequisite Gtk 0.5 not found at (eval 4) line 221. Warning: prerequisite PDL 1.99 not found at (eval 4) line 221. Warning: prerequisite Parse::RecDescent 1.6 not found at (eval 4) line 221. Writing Makefile for Gimp::Lib Writing Makefile for Gimp::Net Note (probably harmless): No library found for -lgimp Writing Makefile for Gimp::UI Writing Makefile for Gimp [...] I do not understand why this happened. Going to the perl plug-in directory and typing "make distclean; perl Makefile.PL; make" seemed to solve the problem, but configuring from a freshly extracted tar file did not work. -Raphael P.S.: Thanks to Simon for the splash screen. I will still try to finish and upload mine in case we ever need a 1.1.30.