I've compiled gimp-1.2.5 with success using the configure option
However, when I try to start I face a rather bizarre message
For a proper GIMP installation, a subdiretcory named
$HOME/~/foo needs to be created.
This appeared wrong to me, but out of curiosity I did the favor
and created a directory called ~ (tilde) in $HOME.
GIMP started, but as I expected complained about a missing directory
The other way around, creating a $HOME/$HOME/foo
in the first place, doesn't work either.
I'm afraid I'm stuck in a vicious circle.
Does anybody know, where my initial mistake may be.
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