How to install Gimp 2.8 for the not so experienced

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How to install Gimp 2.8 for the not so experienced

Postby crborga on Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:49 am

This is a quick write up for some of the not so experienced LMDE users. Before you follow this be sure to backup sources.
The following commands should be pasted into your Terminal emulator (ex: xterm, mate-terminal).

Backup your sources
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sudo cp /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.backup


Replace your sources
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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list


/etc/apt/sources.list
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#################
###LMDE Repo#####
#################
#deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
#deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
#deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
#deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
#deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
#deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

#################
##Wheezy Testing##
#################
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
deb http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free

Press CTRL+X and type "Y" to save

Install Gimp 2.8
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sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --reinstall gimp

Type "Y" to accept the changes

Once it is finished reverse the sources
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sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list


/etc/apt/sources.list
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#################
###LMDE Repo#####
#################
deb http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb-src http://packages.linuxmint.com/ debian main upstream import
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest testing main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/security testing/updates main contrib non-free
deb http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free
deb-src http://debian.linuxmint.com/latest/multimedia testing main non-free

#################
##Wheezy Testing##
#################
#deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing main contrib non-free
#deb http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://security.debian.org wheezy/updates main contrib non-free
#deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
#deb-src http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ testing-proposed-updates main contrib non-free

and updating again to refresh package list
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sudo apt-get update

Press CTRL+X and type "Y" to save

In the event you need to restore your sources before you following this or if your system is broken
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sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list.backup /etc/apt/sources.list && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -f install
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Re: How to install Gimp 2.8 for the not so experienced

Postby roger64 on Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:45 am

Hi

Some weeks ago, I struggled to compile Gimp 2.8 and finally succeeded thanks to expert help. It was to get a huge thing (over 600 megs), tons of libraries. A dreadful but enlightening experience. :D

The files had landed in my /home (my mistake) and I wanted to have a cleaner copy. To make a long story short, I used your post above and install was a breeze. Do not forget to wipe out anything related to Gimp before, so as not to have menu problems.

Thank you
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Re: How to install Gimp 2.8 for the not so experienced

Postby crborga on Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:26 am

roger64 wrote:Hi

Some weeks ago, I struggled to compile Gimp 2.8 and finally succeeded thanks to expert help. It was to get a huge thing (over 600 megs), tons of libraries. A dreadful but enlightening experience. :D

The files had landed in my /home (my mistake) and I wanted to have a cleaner copy. To make a long story short, I used your post above and install was a breeze. Do not forget to wipe out anything related to Gimp before, so as not to have menu problems.

Thank you

you are very welcome
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Re: How to install Gimp 2.8 for the not so experienced

Postby Intio on Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:07 pm

Worked perfectly: saves me having to compile. Thanks very much.
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