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Old 05-10-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Cannot install upgrade for Gimp 2.8 on Precise Pangolin

Sooo... I got instructions and commands for installing the new and improved Gimp 2.8 on my newly upgraded Precise Pangolin from Noobslab.

Everything seemed to be running smoothly on the terminal after the first commands, but after "sudo apt-get install gimp" I got an error message and I do not know what went wrong or how to fix it. Would appreciate some help. Here is the terminal process after the third command and ultimate error message:

verori@verori-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install gimp
[sudo] password for verori:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libbabl-0.0-0 libgegl-0.0-0
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be upgraded:
1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
5 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/6,086 kB of archives.
After this operation, 2,121 kB of additional disk space will be used.
(Reading database ... 204021 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace gimp 2.6.12-1ubuntu1 (using .../gimp_2.8.0-1ubuntu0ppa3~precise_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement gimp ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/gimp_2.8.0-1ubuntu0ppa3~precise_amd64.deb (--unpack):
trying to overwrite '/usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/file-xmc', which is also in package gimp-plugin-registry 3.5.4-1
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Processing triggers for menu ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

Old 05-10-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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remove the old gimp first. Then install 2.8.
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:01 PM   #3
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That worked like a charm thanks!

Originally Posted by craigevil View Post
remove the old gimp first. Then install 2.8.


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