I saw this post on the OMG! UBUNTU! site, and decided to give installing the latest GIMP a shot so I could check out the single window mode. Turned out to be a bad idea. The PPA install didn't work, so I tried it the hard way and had a major problem and now I don't know how to fix it or if it can be fixed short of a format and reinstall of Mint 8. Here's the response I left on the site while I was really frustrated and angry, but I thought I'd post here too because I really need help. I have no clue what to do to fix this issue.
The PPA didn't work for me, so I tried to install the hard way and ran into what I absolutely HATE about Linux -- DEPENDENCY HELL.
The gegl configure program claimed that Glib was not installed, so I downloaded and installed the latest version of it. Now, I get this error message when I run gegl configure:
checking for GLIB - version >= 2.16.1...
*** 'pkg-config --modversion glib-2.0' returned 2.23.1, but GLIB (2.22.3)
*** was found! If pkg-config was correct, then it is best
*** to remove the old version of GLib. You may also be able to fix the error
*** by modifying your LD_LIBRARY_PATH enviroment variable, or by editing
*** /etc/ld.so.conf. Make sure you have run ldconfig if that is
*** required on your system.
*** If pkg-config was wrong, set the environment variable PKG_CONFIG_PATH
*** to point to the correct configuration files
I tried to uninstall the version of Glib that actually was installed that the gegl configure program managed to miss the first time around, but that would require me to uninstall just about everything installed on my system, apparently.
I am very frustrated and angry right now, but that aside, I would really appreciate help to fix this mess.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!