Thanks David.  Personally, I prefer the Gimp over Photoshop or gimpshop.  I was 
just setting up a laptop for a 12 year old daughter of a friend of mine who is 
more familiar with Photoshop.  So I installed gimpshop not knowing it would 
break the Gimp 2.4.5 (which I really wanted her to try).  I figured with all 
the advantages and new features of the Gimp 2.4.5 over a hacked version of the 
Gimp based on version 2.2, she would end up using the Gimp!

I only posted my original EMAIL after searching the web and finding very little 
discussion on the error message:  "Symbol look up error:  undefined symbol:  

A reinstall ofthe Gimp did not solve the problem.  I was stumped.  

Now I know the problem and solution.  Uninstall gimpshop.  

I even posted a comment on a blog telling people how to install gimpshop on 
hardy Heron.  (see ) 

There was no mention that installing gimpshop would break the gimp.  Now there 
is.  I hope others get warned.


> Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2008 13:33:43 +0930
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] AWN breaks the Gimp 2.4 in Ubuntu Hardy Heron
> CC:
> Hi,
> On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 12:09 PM, Joao S. O. Bueno <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > On Thursday 24 July 2008, Robert Kennedy wrote:
> >> So it does look like a packaging issue. The gimpshop package should
> >> be modified to show a conflict with gimp. But since the gimpshop
> >> project appears to be dead that is not likely to happen.
> GIMPhoto is similar and not dead. However, it's based on the same
> idea. Providing alternate user interfaces for an entire program only
> serves to confuse the user and make GIMP look like a Photoshop-clone,
> which it is not.
> So, you can possibly use GIMPhoto sometime in the future (author is
> working on compiling it in Linux), just be aware the the GIMP
> developers do not support it in anyway (except, as Joao says, in
> supporting it's removal from existence). I'm actually a little
> surprised that the first replier didn't say something like 'drop it,
> we don't care about gimpshop cause it's bullshit, stop using a
> f***ed-up hack of gimp if you want things to work in a non-f***ed-up
> way.'. Joao was a little more polite.
> >
> >
> > Indeed. the right thing to do would be modify the gimp-shop package
> > to "non-existent' - retroactively.
> >
> David

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