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Old 08-28-2011, 05:22 AM   #1
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centos GIMP?


Dear All
My centos 5.6 machine comes with GIMP 2.2 that does not have 'Select Foreground Tool' . Can you please let me know how can I upgrade my GIMP to newer versions to make use of more advanced built-in tools?
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Old 08-28-2011, 05:46 AM   #2
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You could update your CentOS version to 6.0. July 10th 2011

Quote:
The CentOS team is pleased to announce the immediate availability of CentOS-6.0 for i386 and x86_64 Architectures.

CentOS-6.0 is based on the upstream release EL 6.0 and includes
packages from all variants. All upstream repositories have been combined into one, to make it easier for end users to work with.
Check out the CentOS homepage.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 08-28-2011, 06:04 AM   #3
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It's pretty hard to see a compelling use case for doing graphic design on a server. Is this a suitable distribution to be using for your needs?
 
Old 08-28-2011, 06:18 AM   #4
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Excuse me, I do not want to chase image processing issues here but just need to know how to upgrade my centos 5.6 GIMP to 2.4/2.6 .
 
Old 08-28-2011, 06:25 AM   #5
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Sorry, not possible. A later GIMP requires libraries,
that are not available for CentOS 5.

Solution : Install CentOS 6 : You will then have gimp-2.6.9.


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Old 08-29-2011, 07:58 AM   #6
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I upgraded from centos 5.6 to centos 6.0 to have all of the new
featues on GIMP at hand. I selected Desktop when installing. But I
don't see it under Applications -> Graphics as I had it under my
previous centos 5.6 . Can you please let me know why?
 
Old 08-29-2011, 08:08 AM   #7
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Open a console and at the command line type
Code:
which gimp
What output do you get? If you see nothing then I guess you haven't installed gimp.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:12 AM   #8
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Yes, you are right. The output of 'which gimp' shows that I do not have it. So how can I install it? Please be informed that I have the centos 6.0 install cd.
 
Old 08-29-2011, 08:21 AM   #9
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The installation process is quite the same in CentOS 5.6 and CentOS 6.0, except that the Add/Remove Software application has been moved to the System -> Administration menu. From the command line, you can try (as root):
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yum install gimp
 
Old 08-29-2011, 08:22 AM   #10
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I have no idea how you install things on CentOS. Is it not something like
Code:
yum install gimp
If not maybe someone who uses CentOS can answer.
ciao,
jdk
 
Old 08-29-2011, 08:33 AM   #11
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What if I try for 'rpm -Uvh *' for the available gimp packages on the centos 6.0 cd? Do you see it feasible?
 
Old 08-29-2011, 08:39 AM   #12
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What if I try for 'rpm -Uvh *' for the available gimp packages on the centos 6.0 cd? Do you see it feasible?
What prevents you from trying Add/Remove Software or yum? Do you have an internet connection on the CentOS machine? If not you can try yum as this:
Code:
yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=c6-media install gimp
This will disable all the repositories that require an internet connection and will enable the DVD repo. If you get some error, please copy/paste it here.
 
Old 08-29-2011, 07:13 PM   #13
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The rpm cmd does NOT take care of dependencies; yum does (and is also called by the GUI tool).
As you have seen, there ARE dependencies; in fact there nearly always is...
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-2531
 
Old 08-30-2011, 01:47 AM   #14
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Thank you very much. I installed it via yum.
 
Old 09-03-2011, 01:41 AM   #15
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Sorry. Further to your help regarding solving this issue, with respect to some packages large file size and low speed internet connection , I want to use your following suggested command to install packages via yum using dvd as repo :
#yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=c6-media install gimp
But it is unsuccessful my case . Can you please let me know how to modify it to be successful?
 
  


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