Oh, with my installation it was very complicated. I know that in Ubuntu
there is actually a script someone wrote that not only does the entire
installation of 2.5 but downloads it from svn. In fedora 8 I had many
troubles installing it from GLIB versions conflicting and finding all of the
devel and library files. I really enjoy fiddling with linux software though.
the process of compiling from source is like an addictive game where the
only way you win is if the ./configure command actually gets all the way
through so you can make. And the obstacles are like locating the lib files.
There are many dangers. But really the problem with 2.5 was that it required
all the latest Pango, Cairo, GTK+ and stuff and fedora doesnt have all the
latest versions in yum and installing new versions of these files is quite
difficult because as you mentioned the paths these afre installed in Fedora
are kind of strange, but I like Fedora alot so I use it. I also like using
development software, liek I'm using the dvelopmental version of Seamonkey
in my Fedora.

On Tue, May 13, 2008 at 7:58 PM, David Gowers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 12:18 PM, Jan Snyder <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> > Update, I just managed to install Gimp 2.5, which took all day of
> fiddling,
> > on fedora 8, and this plugin is included in the upcoming version. 2.5 is
> > hard to install!
> Okay.
> Personally, I had no trouble, and just required up-to-date versions of
> GEGL and its dependencies. (Ubuntu 7.10)
> Last time I checked, Fedora's directory structure was.. eccentric. Was
> this your problem? (having to recompile and specify the appropriate
> --prefix for Fedora.)
> ???,
> David
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