updating gimp to 2.4.1

  • Vendaval
Posted: Tue, 11/06/2007 - 08:47
Hi! I plain to update Gimp to 2.4.1. It is in Debian Sid repositories, and i added them to sources.list with Synaptic. To install Gimp 2.4.1, Synaptic needs some changes.... Can they affect the stability, etc... of the system?? Some of the changes require to remove packages: Packages to remove: build-essential g++ g++-4.1 gimp-print k3d libc6-dev libgts-0.7-5 libpoppler1-glib libssp0 libstdc++6-4.1-dev locales schedutils The others packages ( the most...) are updates and ones to install. ... Is it planning to add Gimp 2.4.1 to 64Studio repositories?? When?? Sorry for my english. Thanks, Greetings,

Hi These are good news,

  • Vendaval
  • 11/06/07
  • Thu, 11/08/2007 - 05:51
Hi These are good news, thanks! Like you said, Gimp were being outdated for digital photo editing because this update takes a loooong time... Now, Gimp and their newest tools - like the outstanding plugins Liquid Rescale, Refocus and GREYCstoration - are in excellent health status. The last updates of UFRaw ( standalone and Gimp-plugin ) are very powerful, too. ... Good times for professional photo editing in Linux. Greetings


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Wed, 11/07/2007 - 10:43
Thanks for the tip, Vendaval. I probably would not have investigated if you didn't prompt me. By the way, you can look out for Gimp 2.4.1 in the upcoming release of 64Studio 2.1 soon Cheers,


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 11/06/2007 - 21:15
I installed it from source... WOW blown away! It's quite a bit of work to get it going - ok not so much work as dependency hunting. I had to compile and install the following packages from source as well before gimp would compile
  • pygobject-2.14.0
  • pygtk-2.10.4
  • libexif-0.6.16
I also had to add a lot of development packages via synaptic to make sure all the major file types are supported. I used the ./configure output as a guide. Surely not a task for the technophobic, but worth the effort. I'll recommend the backport! Earlier this week I found myself longing for the photoshop I had to leave behind. Now I can edit my photos again! Cheers


  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Tue, 11/06/2007 - 14:01
If the advantages of a new gimp prove to be better than new bugs it might have, It might be a good idea to request a backport. Or, if you need it now, why not compile it from source. Yes, your system will suffer if you import newer versions of packages that are dependencies to other packages as well. You will not notice these straight away, but it tends to unravel and fall apart relatively soon after. It is unlikely that 64studio will ever be based of SID (unstable).