Dark Lord of the Sith
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|Posted: Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:40 pm Post subject: Binary and source RPM packages for GIMP in SuSE 9.0
GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a powerful image composition and editing program, which can be extremely useful for creating logos and other graphics for Web pages. The GIMP has many of the tools and filters you would expect to find in similar commercial offerings, and some interesting extras as well. The GIMP provides a large image manipulation toolbox, including channel operations and layers, effects, sub-pixel imaging and anti-aliasing, and conversions, all with multi-level undo.
For gimp, I have created binary and source RPM packages for SuSE 9.0:
Use the command
to install the binary RPMs. I used the build package of SuSE to compile my own source RPMs from source, as described for example in Compiling SuSE Source Packages. Note that up to and including version 9.0, SuSE uses the usedforbuild string on a comment line of the spec file to list all needed files for a successful compilation of the package.
The packages are build for SuSE 9.0. To rebuild a package for your own version of (SuSE) Linux, use the source RPMs and the build and/or rpmbuild commands, as described in How to compile an older version for a newer system in RPM.
For those of you interested in the gory details, here they are:
To compile gimp on a SuSE 9.0 system, you need a "base Linux system" comprising of the following packages:
AND also the following "extra packages", needed specifically by gimp:
If you don't find any of the above in your SuSE 9.0 DVD, you should install it from the SuSE 9.3 DVD. It is a good idea to install the following from SuSE 9.3 anyway (in case you encounter insurmountable dependency problems, see How to compile MySQL Query Browser in SuSE 9.0, Binary and source RPM packages for GTK+ (gtk2) in SuSE 9.0 and the other threads they point to, for RPMs that were adapted to SuSE 9.0):
- freetype2-2.1.9-4.i586.rpm (optional, but recommended)
- freetype2-devel-2.1.9-4.i586.rpm (optional, but recommended)
- libglade2-doc-2.5.1-6.i586.rpm (optional, but recommended)
- libgnomeprint-doc-2.10.1-5.i586.rpm (optional, but recommended)
- gail-doc-1.8.2-4.i586.rpm (optional, but recommended)
- glib2-doc-2.6.3-4.i586.rpm (optional, but recommended)