Gimp 2 and SuSE 8.2
Installing from source
 

Here are some quick notes how I installed Gimp 2.0.2 on my SuSE 8.2-box (a PII 266). Perhaps someone might find them useful. Note: I can't guarantee that this will work on your system (especially if you have installed the updated gnome system from the SuSE Gnome Service because some paths have been changed), or that it won't destroy your system. Do it on your own risk! If something goes wrong reinstalling the original gtk2- and pango-packages might help.

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  1. Install
    • gtk2.rpm (2.2.4)
    • gtk2-devel.rpm
    • gnome-filesystem.rpm
    from the SuSE Gnome Service (http://www.suse.de/de/private/download/gnomes/).
  2. Pango ... will be deleted after one week because of new paths in the gnome-packages. To avoid this:
    • cd /sbin/conf.d
    • rm SuSEconfig.gnome-filesystem
  3. Compile and install with
    • ./configure --sysconfdir=/etc --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man
    • make
    • checkinstall make install
    If you have installed the updated gnome system from the SuSE Gnome Service you probably have to change the paths to /opt/gnome/...
  4. If necessary edit the font directory settings in /etc/fonts/fonts.conf.
  5. Create symlinks for libraries that gimp2 searches in /opt/gnome/lib:
    • cd /opt/gnome/lib
    • ln -s /usr/lib/libgmodule-2.0.la
    • ln -s /usr/lib/libgobject-2.0.la
    • ln -s /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.la
  6. Compile and install with
    • ./configure
    • make
    • checkinstall make install
  7. Create symlinks for pkgconfig:
    • cd /usr/lib/pkgconfig
    • ln -s /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/gimp-2.0.pc
    • ln -s /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/gimpthumb-2.0.pc
    • ln -s /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/gimpui-2.0.pc
    • ln -s /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/libxine.pc
  8. Install gimp-help-2-0.3.tar.gz (http://www.gimp.org):
    • ./configure
    • make
    • checkinstall make install

Thomas Klein, 28.06.2004

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