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Old 11-13-2007, 11:22 AM   #1
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GIMP 2.4.1 fails to compile


I run a largely stock Slackware 11.0 machine (P3 700 MHz). I have installed

- glib-2.14.3
- pango-1.18.3
- pygtk-2.12.0
- gtk+2.12.1

toward getting GIMP 2.4.1 installed (currently running 2.2.17). These should be the newest versions, or close to it, and meet or exceed GIMP 2.4.1's requirements. I have tried compiling GIMP 2.4.1 but the whole process fails the same way each time I try. Here's the tail of the process:

make[3]: Leaving directory `/tmp/gimp-2.4.1/docs'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/gimp-2.4.1/docs'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/gimp-2.4.1/docs'
make[1]: Entering directory `/tmp/gimp-2.4.1'
make[2]: Entering directory `/tmp/gimp-2.4.1'
test -z "/usr/bin" || mkdir -p -- "/tmp/package-gimp/usr/bin"
 /bin/ginstall -c 'gimptool-2.0' '/tmp/package-gimp/usr/bin/gimptool-2.0'
test -z "/usr/lib/pkgconfig" || mkdir -p -- "/tmp/package-gimp/usr/lib/pkgconfig"
 /bin/ginstall -c -m 644 'gimp-2.0.pc' '/tmp/package-gimp/usr/lib/pkgconfig/gimp-2.0.pc'
 /bin/ginstall -c -m 644 'gimpthumb-2.0.pc' '/tmp/package-gimp/usr/lib/pkgconfig/gimpthumb-2.0.pc'
 /bin/ginstall -c -m 644 'gimpui-2.0.pc' '/tmp/package-gimp/usr/lib/pkgconfig/gimpui-2.0.pc'
make[2]: Leaving directory `/tmp/gimp-2.4.1'
make[1]: Leaving directory `/tmp/gimp-2.4.1'
Icon missing, failed
Yes, that's right: I don't have some icon, and the whole thing stops. I've searched through the makefile for any indication of what it's looking for at that point, and have even grep'd the whole exploded GIMP directory for "icon" and "missing" (on the off chance that these were directives in some corollary files, and not in the pieces to be compiled themselves) to no avail. I'm using the 2.2.17 Slackbuild, adjusting the version number, but there doesn't seem to be anything in the Slackbuild itself that drives this particular thing. I expect it's just the makefile.

Has anyone else had issues like this? Is there some embarrassingly simple thing I've overlooked? I know part of the new version is a set of Tango-compliant icons, and maybe they're missing, or something.

Thanks for any help.

Old 11-13-2007, 05:05 PM   #2
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Different Icon Nomenclature


I figured it out (or expect to have--it's still running): the 2.2.x GIMP used "wilber-icon.png", whereas 2.4.x uses "gimp-logo.png". The Slackbuild I was using was for 2.2.x, so I've just made that edit. I imagine it will work fine after that.

Hope this is helpful.



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