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Postby jhouse59 on Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:51 pm

I'm trying to upgrade to GIMP 2.4.1. When I try to upgrade using Synaptic Package Manager. It just list the 2.2 version. Would it be all right just to download the update and install it on top of the old version? Or, would it be best to unstall the old version first?
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Postby Husse on Sun Nov 04, 2007 8:21 am

Is it a .deb file?
If so I believe there's no big problem to install on top.
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Postby jhouse59 on Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:06 pm

Husse wrote:Is it a .deb file?
If so I believe there's no big problem to install on top.


I've not downloaded it yet. I ran "sudo apt-get install gimp" and got this:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gimp is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.


The version I've got is 2.2.
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Postby carlos on Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:31 am

I think you literally have to download the deb from the gimp site and then double click the file, it will automatically install after that, no need to use apt.
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Postby Husse on Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:42 pm

I ran "sudo apt-get install gimp"
and you got
gimp is already the newest version.
Of course - the version in the repos is what you have :)
Carlos is right - and it can later be removed by apt-get or dpkg
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Postby jhouse59 on Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:25 pm

carlos wrote:I think you literally have to download the deb from the gimp site and then double click the file, it will automatically install after that, no need to use apt.

At their web site it says that the Debian files are being tested or is unstable. It says that the source code for version 2.4 is stable. Think I'll just wait on the Debian files. Don't think that I could compile the source code to get it installed on my system.
Thanks for the help.
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Postby GrayWizardLinux on Tue Nov 06, 2007 8:20 am

the same thing happened to me when I tried to get the new GIMP. Oh well....
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Postby stafio on Tue Nov 06, 2007 3:55 pm

It is available from getdeb.net.
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