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im using MEPIS. this is my first time ever running linux on my home computer. i just switched from windows. but i have been somewhat taking a linux class learning redhat. but the person teaching it doesnt know anything about linux, so i dont learn anything.
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Package gimp is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source
E: Package gimp has no installation candidate
I don't know much about Mepis, but try doing a 'sudo apt-get update' before trying to install it again. If that doesn't work, type 'cat /etc/apt/sources.list' in the terminal and paste the output here. In your linuxquestions.org profile, there's a field for the distribution you're using. If you put your distribution in that field, it will be easier to get help.
OMG LINUX ROCKS. i figured it out, it was so simple i didnt really think about it. i just opened synaptic and updated synaptic and then it showed everything i could download. just searched gimp and it was right there.