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Old 11-05-2016, 03:44 AM   #1
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Want to go back to GIMP 2.8 after trying 2.9

Got 2.9 installed off the repos (first dumb move -- didn't back up the libs -- after the fact, didn't know I'd need them).

Installed 2.8 from a deb, now I get the message the libs are the wrong version. Googled for them, but all I saw for hits was self-congratulatory stuff about 'reaching' GIMP 2.9 and then its dot-upgrades. After one purge of 2.9, for an hour my LinuxMint 18 KDM made it look like I still had it. Tried installing Gimphoto, but after I did, even a search in the K menu couldn't find it (I suspect it's still there, hiding).

I have too much to do with GIMP than watch it crash whenever I close my last image window. They note that bug reports shouldn't be filed on GitHub without checking the latest build. I've registered with GitHub, and it seems like all I can do there is build and add to commit folders etc.

Advice or help desperately needed.

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What commands did you use to install version 2.9 of GIMP?
Old 11-05-2016, 01:15 PM   #3
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you REALLY!!!! need to build the development gimp2.9.4 from source

the development wiki has a good tutorial on doing it OUT OF THE SYSTEM $PATH

you used some version in some repo with some options

so just uninstall it normally

then do a source build in your /home/username/bin/Gimp2.9.4

i have had almost ZERO issues with the source
a few commits have not built so i need to keep the old build around

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