Gimp Building Tips
If you're building from CVS, you might also want to look at Carol's excellent
the gimp from CVS -- it has lots of tips specific to gimp CVS.
The gimp has a fair number of dependencies, which can seem intimidating
the first time you try to build it.
Although configure is usually clear about what's missing,
that's not always helpful in figuring out what package you need
to add on a particular distro.
This page is a note to myself about what I needed to add to Redhat
and Debian machines when building the gimp.
in case I need to update another machine,
and is made public in case it might be useful to others.
Building gimp 1.2.3 or 1.3.7 (tarball) on Redhat 7.2
I installed these RPMs
(mostly found from rpmfind)
in order to build tarballs of 1.2.3 and 1.3.7.
The gtk/glib 2.0 RPMS shouldn't be needed for 1.2, only for 1.3;
but I tried 1.3 first so I haven't separated the dependencies.
||aalib (from tarball)
Building gimp 1.2.4-pre1 (tarball) on Redhat 7.3
When I moved to 7.3, and downloaded the 1.2.4, I needed a few extra
RPMs that for some reason I didn't seem to need for the previous build.
Maybe I just didn't notice the warnings for these before now.
Anyway, I needed these.
||[needs something for libmpeg]
Building the CVS tip (1.3.x) on Redhat 7.3
In addition to the 1.3.7 requirements listed above, I also needed:
Building gimp 1.2.3 (tarball) on Debian Woody
I apt-get installed the following packages:
Building the CVS tip (1.3.x) on Debian Woody
In addition to 1.2 requirements, I added:
That got me through autogen.sh and configure, but I'm hitting compile
problems which are clearly a result of getting the wrong versions
of files (the ChangeLog says that functions were added, but no such
function exists in the file referenced by the ChangeLog). Apparently
there may something wrong with the anonymous server; I'm still trying
to figure this out.
Building gimp-freetype from CVS, on Redhat 7.3
Although I was already set up to build gimp from CVS on this machine,
gimp-freetype wouldn't build. It turned out that it was confused by
my installed gimp-config, from the gimp-devel RPM, which is of course
the wrong version of gimp (I wanted it to find the gimp 1.3 I installed
from source, not the gimp 1.2 I had from RPM). I had to
rpm -e --nodeps gimp-devel
then edit /etc/ld.so.conf to add /usr/local/lib (where the new gimp
libraries live), then run ldconfig.
After that, autogen.sh worked (albeit with some warnings, which I ignored).
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