I unzipped and untarred the help files. I ran ./configure in that directory.
When I ran "make" I got a slew of messages of the form:
I/O error : Attempt to load network entity
../src/appendix/bugs.xml:3: warning: failed to load external
...and of course no usable help files.
It would be nice if the help files were integral to the Gimp distribution.
Perhaps that is too simplistic. I have Slackware Linux 11.
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