I have a new Linux Slackware 11 partition that does not have a Gnome add-on.
In that partition I successfully ran ./configure, make and make install 
against a fresh download of gimp 2.3.12. To get it to run I had to import the 
/usr/local/libgimpconfig* files and links from the old Slackware 10.2 
partition.  The error I mentioned before did not recur on this partition. 

However I cannot start gimp from a console window as before. I have to use an 
icon or the run command. 

Another anomaly: ./configure couldn't find python so I compiled gimp without 
it. python is on the system so perhaps I have a path problem.  

John Culleton
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