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Old 02-04-2006, 05:33 PM   #1
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Easiest Way to Install Gimpshop

I'm running Debian Sarge (2.4 kernel) on an HP Omnibook XE3. I have the Gimp installed and I'm having a hard time doing much with it. The interface is so different from what I'm used to. I've read about the program GimpShop and I wanted to try to install it. I've tried following these instructions, but I run into road blocks at every step. I never can seem to get a program to compile without errors. Usually I get errors like:
galias.h:3287: error: 'g_try_malloc' aliased to undefined symbol 'IA__g_try_malloc'
Expat.xs:2117: error: 'parser' undeclared (first use in this function)
Those are just examples. Usually there will be about 40 or 50 errors just like that.

Is there an easier way to get GimpShop (such as apt-get), because with the limited Linux skills I have right now, I don't know if I can pull it off using those instructions. If it's the only way, then I guess I'll dive in headfirst and give it ANOTHER go. Anybody have any ideas?
Old 02-04-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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Go to
and search for gimpshop it will list the repository that contains it
This can then be added to your /etc/apt/sources.list

Old 02-05-2006, 11:23 AM   #3
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Thanks for the tip. I found one repository with gimpshop in it and I gave it a try. This is what it returned. It seemed to download it fine but ran into problems on the install:
Get:1 soleupix/main libtiff3g 3.7.2-1 [1192kB]
Get:2 soleupix/main gimpshop 2.2.4-2 [9997kB]
Fetched 11.2MB in 4m39s (40.0kB/s)
(Reading database ... 91125 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing gimp ...
Selecting previously deselected package libtiff3g.
(Reading database ... 90920 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking libtiff3g (from .../libtiff3g_3.7.2-1_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/libtiff3g_3.7.2-1_i386.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/bin/bmp2tiff', which is also in package libtiff-tools
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Selecting previously deselected package gimpshop.
Unpacking gimpshop (from .../gimpshop_2.2.4-2_i386.deb) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I've read somewhere that it might be possible to fix this if I do a --force overwrite, but will that cause problems?

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Old 02-05-2006, 11:41 AM   #4
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It depends but most time it will not usually when the bug is reported the maintainer of the offending package will remove the file causing the problem and add the correct dependency for the package which contains the file that is needed so that it will be installed at the same time. The command to install would be dpkg -i --force-overwrite /var/cache/apt/archives/libtiff3g_3.7.2-1_i386.deb then dpkg --configure -a to make sure that no packages were left unconfigured when the error occurred you may also want to repeat the last install/upgrade command to make sure everything was done there as well.


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