Installing Gimp 2.6.7

Asked by Richard A Bevis on 2009-08-24

I noticed on the Linux tab at Softpedia that Gimp 2.6.7 is available. I downloaded the three packages: gimp_2.6.7-1~getdeb1_i386.deb, gimp-data_2.6.7-1~getdeb1_all.deb, and libgimp_2.6.7-1~getdeb1_i386.deb, but the Gdebi package installer wont install the packages. When I tried to install the first one, Gdebi gave me an error message: Dependency is not satisfiable: libgimp 2.0 (>= 2.6.7). I tried to install the libgimp package before the gimp, but the "install package" box remains grayed out, same when trying to install gimp-data. How can I install these packages? Or, should I be content to wait until they are available in Synaptic? Getdeb says this is a stable version of the Gimp for Jaunty which I am running. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Richard A Bevis (ra-bevis) said : #1


It's "libgimp2.0_2.6.7-1~getdeb1_i386.deb." Thanks. R

Best Federico Vera (fedevera) said : #2

gdebi just support one package at the time, so try the following (it should work):

Open a Terminal

Go to the dir where the downloaded files are. (for example: cd /home/YOUR_USER/Desktop)

once there type: sudo dpkg -i gimp* libgimp*

(it will ask for your password and install it)

Vihar (vmankov) said : #3

Shouldn't you uninstall the previous Gimp prior to installing the new?

Richard A Bevis (ra-bevis) said : #4

Thanks Federico Vera, that solved my question.

Richard A Bevis (ra-bevis) said : #5

Thank you also Vihar. Richard