I am not quite following this thread, but I am afraid you really got stuck in 
a "storm in a glass of water",as we say in my country.

The fact is that the GIMP 2.0 can be installed in an -almost- out of the box 
mandrake 9.2 and, of course, 10.0 

You probably just missed a step somewere or the other.
If you are willing to compile the GIMP, downlaod the GIMP source,
run "install", not down what is it complaining about, and install these 
packages with the "URPMI " command.

All the needed packages are pre-compiled binaries included in the Mandrake 
CD-ROMs, but some are not instaleld by default. After a fresh install, the 
URPMI command is setup to automatically fetch packages AND dependencies from 
you mandrake CD's.

Just for being on the sfe side, install also the "devel" packages of 
everything you need to install. These are also in the CDROMs.

For example, if you need "Pango", check with "urpmi - y pango" what packages 
are avalilable taht contain "pango", install "pango" and "pango*devel" with 
the urpmi command.

Alternatively, if you want just to run the GIMP and not compile it, you may 
get an RPM pre compiled in a Mandrake COOKER mirror on the web (mandrake 
cooker is roughly equivalent to Debian Unstable)

The cooker mirro list is at:

and check tehre for a gimp2  rpm. 
For example, the URL
has got an rpm file that most likely will install on a fresh mandrake 10 

Sorry for not coming to your aid before you had so much work.


On Tuesday 18 May 2004 08:19, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> >Date: Sun, 16 May 2004 22:18:58 -0700
> >From: Richard McCormick <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >Subject: [Gimp-user] Re: Re: GIMP 2.0 for Mandrake 10?
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> >Milan Knizek wrote:
> >>>>1) Set up your urpmi using http://www.urpmi.org/easyurpmi/index.php
> >>>>2) install gimp2 using rpmdrake or urpmi
> >>>>
> >>>>Regards,
> >>>>Helge
> >>>
> >>> Hi Helge,
> >>>
> >>> I'm sorry I have no idea what I'm supposed to do here.
> >>
> >> Hi Richard,
> >>
> >> you can either use rpmdrake (section Media manager - Add new - it is
> >> selfexplanatory; then go to Install and try to look the gimp2 package)
> >> or go to console - and do the same thing using urpmi - it is the best to
> >> read "man urpmi". You will need to add new media and then install.
> >>
> >> I have not checked whether gimp2 is available at the location above,
> >> however, this is a general way how to work with urpmi.
> >>
> >> Milan
> >
> >Thanks for the info Milan but NO I do not know how to set up RPMDrake or
> >work from a console to that extent, I primarilly work from WinXP Pro.  
> >
> >I did download the main GIMP 2.01 tar.gz and in the install notes it says
> >there are about 7 other files I need to download and install the following
> >files:
> >
> >1. You need to have installed a recent version of pkg-config available
> >     from http://www.freedesktop.org/software/pkgconfig/.  
> >
> >  2. You need to have installed GTK+ version 2.2.2 or better. Do not
> >     try to use an older GTK+ version (1.2.x), it will not work.
> >     GTK+-2.2 itself needs recent versions of GLib, Pango and ATK.
> >     Sources for these can be grabbed from ftp://ftp.gtk.org/.
> >     GTK+-2.x and friends can be installed side by side with GTK+-1.2.
> >
> >  3. We require PangoFT2, a Pango backend that uses FreeType2. Make sure
> >     you have FreeType2 and fontconfig installed before you compile Pango.
> >     FreeType2 can be downloaded from http://www.freetype.org/.
> >     Fontconfig from http://x2.freedesktop.org/software/fontconfig.
> >
> >  4. We use libart2. Grab the module libart_lgpl out of GNOME CVS or
> >     fetch the tarball from
> >     ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/gnome/sources/libart_lgpl/
> >
> >  5. You may want to install other third party libraries or programs that
> >     are needed for some of the available plugins. We recommend to check
> >     that the following libraries are installed: libpng, libjpeg,
> >     libtiff, gimp-print (4.2.x), gtkhtml-2, libmng, librsvg, libwmf.
> >
> >That's just nuts.  I guess I will have to wait untill someone actually
> > takes the time to build an RPM for Mandrake, I just don't have the sort
> > of patience.
> >
> >It's bad enough that Linux doesn't have much to offer in the way of
> > graphic apps that can do high end professional work but to have one of
> > the only ones so hard to 'put together' I can't deal with that right now.
> >
> >I'm impressed with Mandrake 10 so far but graphics are one of the main
> >things I do on a computer, so I guess it's back to Windows, not really
> >complaining, I just don't get too upset much any more.  Maybe in another 5
> >or 10 years this OS will win me over but in the mean time I have work to
> >do, over in Windows!
> >
> >Thanks for the time you took to try to explain things to me, minimally but
> >that's OK.  I've wasted too many nights pulling out my hair over this
> >stuff.  I'm an artist not techie person.  If I can't install a workable
> >version of a needed piece of software without all this extra work then
> > it's nice to know I have choices on another plateform.
> >
> >Cheers............
> >
> >Richard ;-)
> >
> >---Wolff On The Prowl---
> Richard,
> Please don't give up. A few years ago, I was in the same boat you are now
> in. I wasn't a 'Linux Master' or even comfortable with using certain Linux
> tools, but after a while, I caught on, and have never looked back. I use
> Linux for artwork every day, and I also use Windows XP and Mac OS X.
> Because of client issues, I have to be able to handle at the very least
> Windows and Mac, but I have forced myself into the habit of using Linux,
> and I love it! GIMP is incredible on Linux (I use SuSE 9).
> Hang in there!
> Mitch Featherston
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