I've managed to build gimp from source on a mac 10.6.6.

The instructions at
were mostly correct for me. I have to reinstall macport
and install git. (FYI, the git package does not create
the git script in the usual path, so you have to add a
sym link after the install.) I also have to install gettext form source because
macport refused to upgrade it to the version needed.

The autogen line for the gegl line was not quite right. I think it should be
./autogen.sh --prefix=/opt/gimp-2.7 --disable-gtk-doc --disable-docs
or something like that. I think I have to add that to gimp's autogen
as well.

After gimp finished building, it is a binart in /opt/gimp-2.7/bin.
You have to start up xdarwin then run gimp using the terminal command

gimp-2.7 --display=:0.0.

Hope this helps others.

On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 6:46 PM, David Joyner <wdjoy...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 6, 2011 at 12:57 AM, Joseph D. Valley
> <joseph.val...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Problem: Gimp will not open
>> Solution: Gimp opens
>> Here's my machine and os: MacBook Pro OS X 10.6.6
>> Here's what I have done so far.
>> 1. Downloaded Gimp: GIMP-2.6.11-Snow-Leopard.dmg
>> 2. Downloaded XQuartz-2.6.0.dmg
>> 3. Inserted Mac startup disks and installed X11 per instructions from
>> http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:-YU1eU36wZAJ:darwingimp.sourceforge.net/guides/install_leopard/+problems+with+gimp+osx&cd=2&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us&source=www.google.com
>> Here's what happens when I open gimp:
>> 1. X11 opens
>> 2. Nothing
> I've had a similar problem. Since I'm not sure if this list
> accepts attachments, I won't attach an example of the
> crash log in Library/Logs/CrashReporter. The basic idea seems to be
> that GIMP cannot find X11:
> Dyld Error Message:
>  Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libXrender.1.dylib
>  Referenced from: /tmp/skl/Gimp.app/Contents/Resources/bin/gimp-2.6
>  Reason: image not found
> Binary Images:
>    0x7fff5fc00000 -     0x7fff5fc3bdef  dyld 132.1 (???)
> <B536F2F1-9DF1-3B6C-1C2C-9075EA219A06> /usr/lib/dyld
> System Profile:
> Model: MacPro4,1, BootROM MP41.0081.B08, 8 processors, Quad-Core Intel
> Xeon, 2.26 GHz, 16 GB, SMC 1.39f5
> Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 4870, ATI Radeon HD 4870, PCIe, 512 MB
> On the other hand, I have an imac, also running 10.6.6, which runs GIMP
> just fine.
>> What might I do to successfully open Gimp?
>> Kindly,
>> Joe Valley
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