On Tue, 13 Dec 2011 10:37:18 +0100
rich <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:

> As for being up to date, everything to do with how the slackware repo
> is maintained. The Gimp 2.6 manual is work in progress so use the
> online version if you need the latest. I think this is ver.2.6.1 and
> does not follow the Gimp version number.
> I don't bother these days with installing help but in the past when
> my installed version was lagging behind, dumped the web site to a
> local drive with wget -r -p -np http://docs.gimp.org/2.6/en/ then
> grafted the files into the Gimp help directory.

When in doubt rebuild everything. After much fussing around I
wiped out the .gimp-2.6 file from my home directory. Then I
downloaded the 2.6.11 source in bzip form. Then I went through
the usual machinations. When I restarted gimp it couldn't find
the documentation locally but offered me the option to use the
online html version. I chose that option and that is what is working

I suspect there was something in my .gimp-2.6 directory that
was left over from a Salix download of gimp and that was messing things up.
But in any case when I click the Help->Gimp Manual button I go to the
web page version automatically and instantly via Firefox. This is
the latest anyhow. 

Thanks for your help. 

John Culleton
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