Why don't you report it to Otto? He is quite responsive.

On Fri, Mar 8, 2013 at 5:12 PM, rht <for...@gimpusers.com> wrote:

> >That is most weird, because gimp should open the file even if it had some
> totally different or no extension at all.
>
> I agree, filenames are irrelevant to *nix. Magic numbers are used instead.
>
>
> >Can you check if ubuntu does some sort of patching to gimp 2.8.4?
>
> I don't have to check. Ubuntu patches *every* application. However, there
> has
> been a big stuffup here. The version I have upgraded to (ie, the most
> recent
> upgrade) is a ppa, "2.8.4-2precise0", by "otto-kesselgulasch". Prior to the
> point-upgrade to this version GIMP opened anything I cared to throw at it.
>
> I have not reported this bug to Ubuntu because, even though I have been a
> Ubuntu
> user since version 5.04 and meticulously follow the bug reporting
> procedure, I
> have never been able to report a bug in a manner that is acceptable to the
> various maintainers. I have posted ithe bug in this forum in the hope that
> someone may have a workaround (or the ear of the maintainer).
>
> For the moment I am tacking "cp intermediate.tiff output.tif" onto my
> initial
> command line post-processing in order to produce a file that can be opened
> up in
> GIMP for further visually- guided post-processing.
>
> Robert
>
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