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Gimp 2.8 stable

Postby colyn on Sun May 06, 2012 6:32 pm

It has been released. Love the single window mode..

To install enter
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sudo apt-get purge Gimp*
in the terminal to remove your old version (you must do this step before proceding) then

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

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sudo apt-get update


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sudo apt-get install gimp


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GIMP 2.8

Postby AncientBlonde on Sun May 06, 2012 8:59 pm

I'm running Linux Mint 11 still... I am wondering how do I update linux mint 11 to twelve without losing my files, and using the terminal (If that is possible) and I am also wondering how I would get GIMP 2.8 on 11 if upgrading through terminal is not a possibility
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Re: Gimp 2.8 stable

Postby CreamCorn on Mon May 07, 2012 8:19 am

Like millions of users, I too am really excited about Gimp 2.8. I followed the steps you posted on Linux Mint 12 but I get the following error message:
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$ sudo apt-get install gimp
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 gimp : Depends: libgimp2.0 (>= 2.8.0-1ubuntu0ppa3~oneiric) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libgimp2.0 (<= 2.8.0-z) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.24.10) but 2.24.6-0ubuntu5linuxmint1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
$


Does anyone know how I can fix that? Thanks!
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby remoulder on Mon May 07, 2012 3:01 pm

[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Gimp 2.8 stable

Postby phoinx on Mon May 07, 2012 4:07 pm

I'm having the exact same issue...

Tried to install dependencies, but always fail.
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Re: Gimp 2.8 stable

Postby ra-dio on Mon May 07, 2012 4:46 pm

I have the same problem :-(
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby Oscar799 on Mon May 07, 2012 5:02 pm

Threads about the same subject merged
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby colyn on Mon May 07, 2012 9:21 pm

AncientBlonde wrote:I'm running Linux Mint 11 still... I am wondering how do I update linux mint 11 to twelve without losing my files, and using the terminal (If that is possible) and I am also wondering how I would get GIMP 2.8 on 11 if upgrading through terminal is not a possibility


It is not advisable to do an upgrade since there are too many problems encountered. The preferred method is to backup important files then do a clean install. Once done then follow the above instructions that I have posted..
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby zerozero on Tue May 08, 2012 6:42 am

[post edited because the information here before was causing severe problems regarding Gimp's installation in Mint 12]
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby Astrognome on Tue May 08, 2012 10:27 am

I tried this and it broke everything.
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby zerozero on Tue May 08, 2012 10:33 am

Astrognome wrote:I tried this and it broke everything.

what is everything? can you be more specific? can't you boot the OS anymore? had you lost the desktop?
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby 3fRI on Tue May 08, 2012 1:39 pm

I also received the same "broken packages" message, tried the fix, but still couldn't install Gimp 2.8. Perhaps it isn't as stable as touted? Meanwhile, I'll reinstall 2.6 and live with it. :|
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby anlang1912 on Tue May 08, 2012 7:47 pm

Forced upgrade to libgtk2.0-0 2.24.10 via Synaptic would deinstall half of my installation, including Gnome 3.0 - This is an absolute no-go. Think I'll have to wait for Mint 13. Sorry for that. Installation in W7 was w/o any problems - what a shame!
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby pawell on Wed May 09, 2012 9:42 am

I didn't read the guides, I was just happy!

I just fast typed to my terminal apt....purge gimp*

Then when it was "purging" my gimp, I read the comments...

Then my joy was overcame by fear...

And I sticked with old gimp :-)
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby stewie on Wed May 09, 2012 7:38 pm

it does seem that Gimp 2.8 is ready but it isnt i know thats confusing its also very sad as Ive been sitting on my hands waiting i guess i can wait a bit longer on the same note the new VLC is doing the exact same thing and removing codecs i found out by upgrading VLC then trying to render video in kden live finding out that it removed some codecs thus i could not render video at all and wound up re-installing mint-kde
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby InkKnife on Wed May 09, 2012 8:05 pm

If I had read this thread I wouldnt have had to reinstall 2.6. :oops:
I guess the prudent move right now is to wait for things to get sorted out.
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Re: Gimp 2.8 stable

Postby arjot on Wed May 09, 2012 10:53 pm

CreamCorn wrote:Like millions of users, I too am really excited about Gimp 2.8. I followed the steps you posted on Linux Mint 12 but I get the following error message:
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$ sudo apt-get install gimp
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 gimp : Depends: libgimp2.0 (>= 2.8.0-1ubuntu0ppa3~oneiric) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libgimp2.0 (<= 2.8.0-z) but it is not going to be installed
        Depends: libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.24.10) but 2.24.6-0ubuntu5linuxmint1 is to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
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Does anyone know how I can fix that? Thanks!


I had the same problem.
I uninstalled gimp 2.6
How can I reinstall it?
Please help.
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby ok67 on Thu May 10, 2012 7:10 am

You will find the answers to reinstal 2.6 here: http://www.noobslab.com/2012/04/install ... ecise.html

sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get purge gimp*
sudo apt-get install gimp
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby Astrognome on Thu May 10, 2012 10:47 pm

anlang1912 wrote:Forced upgrade to libgtk2.0-0 2.24.10 via Synaptic would deinstall half of my installation, including Gnome 3.0 - This is an absolute no-go. Think I'll have to wait for Mint 13. Sorry for that. Installation in W7 was w/o any problems - what a shame!
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Basically this. Fortunately I was using KDE, so I was still able to hunt down all the missing packages.
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Re: GIMP 2.8

Postby I2k4 on Sun May 13, 2012 8:44 am

This unofficial compilation of the 2.7 beta (single window is one click in Windows menu, but) setting doesn't save) is working fine on my Mint 10, 11 and Lubuntu 10.10 installs.

GIMP 2.7 for older Ubuntu versions (unofficial):

ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn

Not being good with terminal I simply added it to the Synaptic PM repositories, it replaces 2.6 and upgrades in the normal way. I left the extras and UFRaw plug ins as is and they work fine on 2.7.
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