I am running a Red Hat 9.0 system that currently has GIMP 1.2.3 installed on it. I'd like to check out 2.0 and have been trying to figure out how to get it together. I haven't compiled much large, involved software yet so I am running into some fundamental questions.

First it looks like I need to update my GTK+ (2.2.1-4 installed). After I grabbed the newest GTK, GLib, Pango and ATK tar balls as well as GIMP 2.0.1, I realized that I don't know the procedure for updating an RPM with a program from source code. Do I compile and install the source right over the installed package? Do I need to remove the package first? Won't this wreak havoc with regard to dependencies, etc?

Secondly, in the GIMP ftp directory I saw a patch for 2.0.1. What is this patch for and do I need it?

Third my system lists a GLib2 2.2.1 package. Am I correct in assuming that this is the GLib referred to on the GIMP installation help page (as opposed to the glib 1.2.10-1 that is also installed on my system)? Is this sufficiently new so as not to need updating for GIMP 2.0.1?



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