How to upgrade to Gimp 2.8

Asked by Mark Pyles on 2012-07-02

Hi everyone:

I am running Ubuntu 12.04. on a dell inspiron 1525 laptop. I currently have installed gimp 2.6. I wish to upgrade to Gimp 2.8. The problem is I don't know how. I went to the gimp site and downloaded the file which I am assuming is the source code. The file name is gimp-2.8.0.tar.bz2.

I thought that normally I would need to unzip the file using the following command:

tar -xzvf gimp-2.8.0.tar.bz2. but what I got was this:

gzip: stdin: not in gzip format
tar: Child returned status 1
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

Is it because it has the .bz2. on the end? How do I unzip this file and compile it to install Gimp 2.8? Thanks.

Mark

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Solved by:
Miha Gašperšič
Solved:
2012-07-03
Last query:
2012-07-03
Last reply:
2012-07-03

Hi there,

the simpliest way to install gimp 2.8 is by typing this commands in command line:

- sudo apt-get autoremove gimp gimp-plugin-registry
- sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
- sudo apt-get update
- sudo apt-get install gimp

run this commands in terminal without "-" in the start of each line.

If this helps you solve your question, please mark thread as solved.

Regards,
Miha

Mark Pyles (codehappyfeet) said : #2

Just what I needed. Thank you!