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Old 05-29-2012, 02:03 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by caravel View Post
the newer GTK also depends on newer libc6
I actually atempted to compile gimp 2.8 in Mepis but failed, and i blamed it on my lack of experience.
GTK+ requires the following packages:

- The GLib, Pango, GdkPixbuf, ATK and cairo libraries, available at the same
location as GTK+. GTK+ 2.24.10 requires at least GLib 2.25.10,
Pango 1.20, GdkPixbuf 2.21.0, ATK 1.29.2 and cairo 1.6.0.

- gobject-introspection 0.9.3 or newer.
If what you say is true, that would perhaps explain why. I did not see this in the dependencies, where did you get this information?
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No my mistake, I got my wires crossed somewhere... but had a look into the dependencies a bit more. It looks doable but you would need to backport a lot of libs and dev files from unstable, some of which don't exist at all in squeeze. I would opt for an upgrade to testing or unstable if it's a home desktop (i.e. nothing mission critical). I'm assuming you are doing it the debian way?


# apt-get build-dep gimp
$ apt-get source gimp
$ cd gimp*
$ dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -us -uc

It fails the build-dep here due to the cdbs version in squeeze, so you'd need to backport that as well... combined with the non existent libs and others which don't meet the requirements seems like a lot of work (you can get libcairo2 and one or two others from squeeze-backports)

If the mepis people haven't done it, there may be a reason why? stevepusser who posts on the debian forums builds packages for mepis and knows pretty much all there is to know about backporting, you might want to ask him.

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Old 05-29-2012, 04:43 AM   #18
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It's been requested by another member. He is very helpful, but currently there is no gimp 2.8 for Mepis. I have looked into atempting to do it my self, but alas, before it can be done, like you've already said, it would involve backporting so many dependencies first. I consider it a task much to large for my self when i can't even compile frikking glib and gtk right. I've moved on since, but thought i'd offer my 2cents to the op to help them maybe get it right.



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