Mike B. wrote:
>> Do you probably know if there is an option/possibility to
>> compile Gimp 2.6 for an older CPU architecture (AMD K6 II).
>> I'm having Ubuntu 8.10 installed, but Gimp 2.6 crashed
>> each time I tried some color adjustment/filters. Someone
>> on the list suggested that it might have to do with my
>> outdated CPU. As a temporary solution, I installed Gimp 2.4.7
> >from a .deb file (as well as 'gimp-data' and 'libgimp').
>> Could it be that my problems are due to an improper installed
>> babl and gegl? I tried to compile 2.6 and got an error message
>> during ./configure that both gegl and babl were missing, although
>> according to Synaptic, they are both installed.
>> TIA,
>> Claus
> Have you found a solution to this? I'm having a similar problem. I upgraded
> to GIMP 2.6.2 on Hardy (8.04), on a K6 II machine. Binaries and libraries were
> obtained from getdeb.net (http://www.getdeb.net/app/Gimp), and installed with
> these directions:
> sudo apt-get remove gimp gimp-data
> Download and save all five GIMP packages from GetDeb. Double-click on the
> packages to install them, in this order:
> 1. libbabl-0.0-0_0.0.22-1~getdeb1_i386.deb
> 2. libgegl-0.0-0_0.0.18-1~getdeb1_i386.deb
> 3. libgimp2.0_2.6.2-1~getdeb1_i386.deb
> 4. gimp-data_2.6.2-1~getdeb1_all.deb
> 5. gimp_2.6.2-1~getdeb1_i386.deb
> 2.6.2 seemed to work, until I tried to change brightness or contrast, then it
> crashed. If the Preview box is unchecked, no crash.
> Certainly suspicious that we are both having the problem with K6-II...
> Hopefully a developer will look into that!
> I installed to another 8.04 machine (not K6, is a Celeron 800, works without
> a problem there)
> Note that getdeb.net has 2.6.3 also, but only for Intrepid (8.10).
> Thanks!
Is building from source an option?

To Claus, make sure you have the gegl-devel and babl-devel packages 
installed, unless you want to build those from source as well.


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