On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Erunantion wrote:
> Though speaking of the x & y coordinates, I've always had the same problem
> with them: namely, the coords appear, but don't clear the old coords upon
> mouse movement. They end up being a big mess of black. They still do this
> in the newest cvs of the 1.2 prerelease.
I managed to download everything and compile and install gimp 1.1.20. I'm
NOT having the problem with the coordinates turning into a mess of black.
Installing gimp was a pain though. I had to install/reinstall a whole mess of
libraries. Maybe by installing newer versions of libraries, I avoided the
problem with the coordinates. Here are my notes on what I did to install gimp:
Available at www.freshmeat.net
The Gimp Tool Kit. A library for creating graphical user
interfaces. Requires glib-1.2.7.tar.gz
Available at www.gtk.org
A support library of C routines for lists, hashes, memory
allocation and other things.
Available in the same place as gtk.
The Perl interface to Gtk. The Gimp perl extension
requires this. Available at www.gtk.org. Requires PDL.
Install gtk first.
PDL 1.9906 or higher (2.005 ok)
Perl Data Language. Needed for perl scripts that do
manipulation. Available at www.CPAN.org
At CPAN, you will have to download whatever else it
The Image files libraries. If they are not installed,
go get them. Search lycos for "imlib"
This is needed for lots of things. It will also
1. Ensure that all traces of libgimp, libgtk and libglib are removed
from /usr/lib and /usr/include AND /usr/bin (gtk-config).
Remove old man pages from /usr/man: man1, rm gtk* gdk*
This isn't too important if you install everything
this way, it will add to/replace old stuff.
2. Install glib
Check for /usr/bin/glib-config
3. Install PDL.
Install whatever PDL depends on first: ExtUtils::F77 and File::Spec
(available at www.cpan.org)
Note: it will look for OpenGL/Mesa3D/GLu etc libraries.
Make sure they are either not installed or installed
correctly. If it finds /usr/include/GL it will think
its installed. If OpenGL is not installed right, then
edit the config file and disable opengl.
4. Install gtk/gdk
Check for /usr/bin/gtk-config
5. Install Imlib 1.9.7
Note: If it fails to find gdk and you just install it,
then you might need to run
6. Install the Gtk-Perl interface.
7. Install gimp.
GtkXMHTML may not be found. You have to download
the gnome-libs-1.x.x.tar.gz package to obtain it.
It is available at www.gnome.org
(I had to do this because I deleted my old ones)