Hi Fellow Gimpers...

My goal is to be able to install GIMP v1.1.24 with the perl plug-ins. I have
still not been able to do so after 3 to 4 weeks.

Just to recap, I have been trying two things ....

(1) I compiled the source, downloaded from the GIMP's FTP site. Here is a
run-down of the error I am getting when running ./configure (after
successfully untarring the package) :

[root@localhost gimp-1.1.24]# ./configure
loading cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
checking whether build environment is sane... yes
checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... yes
checking for working aclocal... found
checking for working autoconf... found
checking for working automake... found
checking for working autoheader... found
checking for working makeinfo... missing
checking host system type... configure: error: can not guess host type; you
must specify one

I have make, automake and autoconf installed. As well as this, I have perl
5.005, gtk 1.2.8 and glib 1.2.8 installed (I did an rpm -Uvh --force to
upgrade these, so that may have adversely affected the results).

To help resolve this, I was advised to run uname -a, and here are the
results :

[root@localhost gimp-1.1.24]# uname -a
Linux localhost.localdomain 2.2.14-15mdkfb #1 Tue Jan 4 21:59:43 CET 2000
i586 unknown

(2) I located an RPM for v1.1.24 with perl included. When I had installed it
and ran GIMP, nothing happened....not even an error message ....not

So, can anyone advise me further on this ?


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