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Old 12-29-2010, 02:48 PM   #1
Emor
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GIMP Installation Failed.


It's sort of a pain to find any support on this because GIMP comes pre-installed. For whatever reason it didn't install properly on install, and being lazy and a newbie, didn't bother to research the initial install's error it produced upon attempting to execute it, and instead found another package and installed it.
For whatever reason it's still not loading. Initially it complained about it not being a binary file or something(didn't take note of the actual error >_<) and I did some Googling and changed the file permissions, and now when I try to launch it I get this:
Code:
(gimp:5131): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "aurora",

(gimp:5131): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "murrine",

(gimp:5131): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "murrine",

(gimp:5131): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: specified class size for type `GimpOperationPointFilter' is smaller than the parent type's `GeglOperationPointFilter' class size

(gimp:5131): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed

(gimp:5131): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_type_register_static: assertion `parent_type > 0' failed

(gimp:5131): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
From the Googling I've done all I've found is developers having troubles with their applications, not users...
I'm really quite a newbie at this and was wondering if anyone could refer me to some documentation relevant to these errors that could help me better understand what's going on and hence solve the problem, or guide me through how to solve it.
If it was any other application I'd probably just search for an alternative, but seeing as this is GIMP there isn't really...(there's Krita but GNOME's my favourite WM and I dislike using KDE applications[I'm quite superficial], and I'd probably be using an image editor a lot so yeah).
Thanks anyone for any help, I know I've not provided much information but am willing to do so. I know in past threads I've exposed my self as a bit of an idiot but yeah...
Emor .
 
Old 12-29-2010, 03:40 PM   #2
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We need more information about your system:
- Which Slackware version did you use?
- From where did you get the other package?

In normal condition, all GIMP packages in Slackware CD/DVDs is working out of the box. You probably need to install other dependencies, such as gegl
 
Old 12-29-2010, 03:43 PM   #3
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...found another package and installed it.
Where did you get that package, is it official?
I'd remove that package; removepkg /var/log/packages/that.package or using pkgtools.
Then reinstall the official package with upgradepkg --reinstall official.package.txz or just upgradepkg (man upgradepkg).

That's a starting point /me thinks.
As for being a newbie I'd suggest at least taking a look at the table of contents of How To Ask Questions The Smart Way for best results.

Good luck
 
Old 12-29-2010, 04:22 PM   #4
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I use Slackware 13.1 and the package is called:
gimp-2.6.8-i486-1_slack13.0.txz
Got it from here:
http://www.slackware.com/security/vi...ecurity.433860

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar..._slack13.0.txz

Should this package be okay to install:
http://pkgs.org/slackware-13.1/slack...6-1sl.txz.html ?

@willysr: Do you know how I'd find out which dependencies are required? Would it say after install? Thanks for the reply .

@MannyNix: Thanks for the reply . I hope the information above helps. And to be honest, I'm not particularly bothered whether or not people think I'm stupid on here because I know that computers isn't something I excel it(though I'm trying to get better by using Slackware)- or at least, I'm not bothered to such an extent I'd take the time to read about how to format my forum posts in a specific way... Sorry if it appears I'm being hostile, it's just I've user forums a lot and have a basic grasp of online etiquette and I'm not bothered whether or not people see me as someone with little knowledge in computers because it's true.
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:25 PM   #5
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@MannyNix: Thanks for the reply . I hope the information above helps. And to be honest, I'm not particularly bothered whether or not people think I'm stupid on here because I know that computers isn't something I excel it(though I'm trying to get better by using Slackware)- or at least, I'm not bothered to such an extent I'd take the time to read about how to format my forum posts in a specific way... Sorry if it appears I'm being hostile, it's just I've user forums a lot and have a basic grasp of online etiquette and I'm not bothered whether or not people see me as someone with little knowledge in computers because it's true.
EMZ=]
It has nothing to do with whether you want people to see you as stupid or not. Smart questions result in smart answers. Questions without any pertinent information force people who want to help you to draw out the necessary information from you. And many people just won't go that far.
 
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Old 12-29-2010, 04:41 PM   #6
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I use Slackware 13.1 and the package is called:
gimp-2.6.8-i486-1_slack13.0.txz
Got it from here:
http://www.slackware.com/security/vi...ecurity.433860

ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackwar..._slack13.0.txz

Should this package be okay to install:
http://pkgs.org/slackware-13.1/slack...6-1sl.txz.html ?
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0 Clearly says 13.0 to me, same goes for the package.

I'm not sure pkgs.org is an official mirror listed on Slackware.com, and I'm not sure what 'slacky' is, but I mostly trust http://slackware.osuosl.org so I'd point you to http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware-13.1 xap dir.

I agree with adamk75, the rest is up to you
 
Old 12-29-2010, 05:06 PM   #7
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not sure about the older 2.6.8 slack build but the current gimp stable is 2.6.11
for years i have been using the stable source ( old habit building Gimp from source)
if Gimp builds with no errors then my build environment works ( at least for gtk )
http://www.gimp.org/source/
http://www.gimp.org/source/#requirements

ALSO
gimp LOOKS for "LD_LIBRARY_PATH" & "PKG_CONFIG_PATH" and that must be set !!!
for building gimp it also looks in /usr/lib/pkgconfig ( 64 bit - /usr/lib64/pkgconfig )

if this in in a non standard location like say "/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig" this also needs to be set in the "PKG_CONFIG_PATH" variable.

it seams that the gimp page is a bit out of date ( i have been reading the INSTALL & README files in the source and not the gimp page )
gegl and babl have been requirements for some time now .
babl is needed for gegl to build

Last edited by John VV; 12-29-2010 at 05:23 PM.
 
Old 12-29-2010, 05:17 PM   #8
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ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-13.0 Clearly says 13.0 to me, same goes for the package.

I'm not sure pkgs.org is an official mirror listed on Slackware.com, and I'm not sure what 'slacky' is, but I mostly trust http://slackware.osuosl.org so I'd point you to http://slackware.osuosl.org/slackware-13.1 xap dir.

I agree with adamk75, the rest is up to you
Thanks, I installed the package on slackware.osuosl.org, everything's working fine now .
And okay. I think I misinterpreted the person's intent and thought he was trying to imply I was stupid, and that combined with the stereotype about elitist slackware users, etc. but yeah.
I'd like to state I did spend a significant amount of time trying to find the correct packages and did try several, and that I'm sorry for using up people's time.
@John: Thanks for the reply, think it's working though anyway ^_^.
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Old 12-29-2010, 06:05 PM   #9
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Glad you got it working. Getting familiar with the mirrors dirs took me a while too. Last nice thing to do would be to add [Solved] to the thread.
Happy holidays!
 
Old 12-29-2010, 11:54 PM   #10
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Oh yeah! Totally forgot :P.
Happy holidays to you too! Thanks for the help.
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Old 01-06-2011, 06:41 AM   #11
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I'm not sure pkgs.org is an official mirror listed on Slackware.com,
pkgs.org is a linux packages search engine (not mirror service) which provides links to official mirrors for downloading of packages.
 
  


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