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How to install GIMP 2.8 RC1 on Ubuntu 12.04

GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu

GIMP 2.8 RC1 was released on April 8, 2012. The details of this new release are on the official site. Here in this article I’ll show how to install GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu 12.04.

GIMP 2.8 on Ubuntu

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A PPA for GIMP is now available, we’ll use it for easy installation of GIMP 2.8 RC1. Open up your terminal and type the commands given below:

chankey@linuxstall:$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
chankey@linuxstall:$ sudo apt-get update
chankey@linuxstall:$ sudo apt-get install gimp

and you’re done. GIMP 2.8 RC1 has been successfully installed on your Ubuntu 12.04.

5 thoughts on “How to install GIMP 2.8 RC1 on Ubuntu 12.04

  1. Hannes Steffenhagen

    I just tried it (on 11.10)- apparently it’s missing a dependency for Pango, the installed binary complains about my Pango being too old (1.9.3 when it should be >=1.9.4).

    • I have the exact same issue, if anyone knows of a way to solve this that would be great.

      • Did you try installing the newer version i.e. 1.9.4?

        BTW the procedure to install GIMP on Ubuntu 11.10 is:

        $ sudo apt-get install libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0
        $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
        $ sudo apt-get update
        $ sudo apt-get upgrade
        $ sudo apt-get install gimp

  2. Milos

    I’ve tried to do this on Linux Mint 12 but got a message:

    “The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    gimp : Depends: libgimp2.0 (>= 2.8.0~rc1-8oneiric0~ppa) but 2.6.11-2ubuntu4 is to be installed
    Depends: libgtk2.0-0 (>= 2.24.10) but 2.24.6-0ubuntu5linuxmint1 is to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.”

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