[alug] Trouble with gimp
doug at dtulloch.demon.co.uk
Sun Feb 20 10:15:22 GMT 2000
In message <Pine.LNX.4.05.10002191821420.14303-100000 at sunlab17>, Green J
M K <jmkgre at essex.ac.uk> writes
>On Sat, 19 Feb 2000, Doug Tulloch wrote:
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>> I found in a Q&A forum (xach.com mean anything?) someone who was getting
>> some sort of crash in Gimp while using bezier tools, also in Linux
>> Mandrake 6.1. He didn't get it with Red Hat 6.0. Someone pointed that
>> it is possible that Mandrake compile using pgcc, which uses 'overzealous
>> optimisation' Compiling gimp with gcc was suggested as a possible
>> remedy. I wouldn't know how to go about that though.
>It's worth a try.
>Go to www.gimp.org and download an rpm of gimp-1.0.4.i386.rpm and install
>that ($ rpm -Uvh --force gimp-1.0.4.i386.rpm) and see if that helps.
>It also possible that Macmillan/Mandrake have released and updated package
>themselves to fix it - check this first.
>> Sorry if some of the above is unclear or inaccurate but at the moment I
>> can use neither modem nor printer with Linux so have to scribble things
>> down and then reboot in Windows to communicate, but that's another
>I remember it well...
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I can't find a gimp rpm on any of the UK mirrors or even on the main
site. The nearest I got was v. 1.0.2. I've downloaded a .tar.gz
though. Can I use this and if so should I uninstall the Mandrake one
first? Thanks for helping, by the way!
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