You could also grab a new rpm from a mandrake contrib repository -
there probably could be something more up to date for mandrake 10.0
But that won't give you GIMP2.2 anyway, neither will upgrading
But building the GIMP from CVS on a mandrake 10.0 is not an authomatic
task, but not too hard. Just try the ./configure scripts, note down
what it says is missing, and install from most recent stable tarball,
each required software (or from rpm, if there is a compatible version
of said package) - the nice side of this is taht once you have
everything in place, you can always easily build the latest GIMP.
On Monday 22 November 2004 10:45, John Culleton wrote:
> On Friday 11 June 2004 11:11, squareyes wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > I had Gimp 2 up and running (from
> > gimp-2.0.0-richard.1mdk.i586.rpm) on Mandrake 10, which was
> > installed as an update from Man 9.1. Installed Gimp 2.0 with no
> > probs, but have since had to reformat.
> > Installed Mandrake 10 as a fresh install, now am having probs
> > getting Gimp 2 to install from same rpm. Keep getting
> > "Installation failed, some files are missing:
> > /mnt/cdrom/gimp-2.0.0-richard.1mdk.i586.rpm
> > You may want to update your urpmi database"
> > Installed urpmi.setup to try and update, have no idea what I am
> > doing, as it seems to want to update the 4 Mandrake install
> > disks, which is not possible.
> > Have tried copying rpm to hard drive and installing from there,
> > same.
> > Tried the rpm from Mandrake cooker site, and get this error
> > message.
> > "Some package requested cannot be installed:
> > gimp2_0-2.0.1-1mdk.i586 (due to unsatisfied
> > libgimpwidgets-2.0.so.0) do you agree ?"
> > As I am unsatisfied most of the time I had to agree :-)
> > What is a libgimpwidget?, which ones do I need?, where would I
> > get them?, and if I can get them, what do I do with them?
> > (without being rude :-) ) Sorry I am a rank beginner here.
> > Any helpfull suggestions would be most gratefully accepted.
> > Many thanks in advance,
> > Take Care
> > Winton
> Have you considered just uninstalling Gimp, downloading Gimp from
> the web site and installing it yourself? This means stepping out
> of the world of RPMs but that is not a fatal thing. You can unzip
> and untar the downloaded file with one command tar zxvf (name of
> file.) Then follow the instructions that come with.
> Frequently it is easier to sidestep a complex problem as opposed to
> debugging it in the entrails of the system.
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