shameless cry for help

Dear lazyweb, does anyone have packages of Gimp 2.6 built for Fedora 9?

p.s. you need gegl, gegl-devel, babl, and babl-devel from rawhide. yum-builddep provides all the rest. Also had to add a fake g_dgettext() to the main.c, but then it builds fine. not sure what the g_dgettext issue is all about.

About Máirín Duffy

Máirín is a principal interaction designer at Red Hat. She is passionate about software freedom and free & open source tools, particularly in the creative domain: her favorite application is Inkscape. You can read more from Máirín on her blog at blog.linuxgrrl.com.


15 thoughts on “shameless cry for help

  1. roll up the sleeves

    Why don’t you build it yourself? it may take a couple of days, but you’ll get that warm fuzzy feeling 🙂

    Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2008, 7:49 pm
    • Re: roll up the sleeves

      I did. I would rather have an RPM for my other machines.

      Posted by mairin | October 1, 2008, 7:53 pm
      • Re: roll up the sleeves

        How I normally do this is cheating:

        cvs co gimp
        cd gimp
        rm -rf F-9
        cp -pr devel F-9
        echo “F-9” > F-9/branch
        cd F-9
        make mockbuild

        deal with problems… (as in check out other packages.. build those packages)
        and tada! after 8-12 days you have a package.

        I now normally I am doing this for EL-5 so its a LOT more packages :).

        Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2008, 9:37 pm
        • Re: roll up the sleeves

          Of course I say this before realizing I don’t think it has been branched yet.. sigh.. me shut up now.

          Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2008, 10:00 pm
        • Re: roll up the sleeves

          norm murray at red hat builds them regularly for his photography work.

          give him a ping and he;ll be able to hook you up with the packages and all deps.

          Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2008, 11:43 pm
  2. Nope, but

    you’ll probably ask Nils? As far as I remember he was maintaining these and I guess he might be working on packaging 2.6.

    Posted by Anonymous | October 1, 2008, 9:00 pm
    • Re: Nope, but

      Ah okay, I’ll check with him on it then, thanks!

      Posted by mairin | October 2, 2008, 1:57 am
      • Re: Nope, but

        I know we are past the feature freeze for F10, but I wonder if we can “lobby” for it…, you know, “we need the improved tool to create even better graphics for F11” :p

        PS: you beat my at blegging for GIMP 2.6… damn the timezones 😀

        Posted by nicubunulj | October 2, 2008, 6:20 am
  3. An Update Please

    I want it too. Did you find any RPMs? Where?

    Posted by Anonymous | October 4, 2008, 7:06 am
  4. Did you get anywhere with packages for F9?

    Posted by Anonymous | October 8, 2008, 2:44 pm
    • Norm Murray and Jon Orris built some F9 ones for x86_64. I only have x86 though. However these do require enabling rawhide for some packages because Gimp requires versions of stuff thats just not in F9.

      Posted by mairin | October 8, 2008, 3:27 pm
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