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Old 20th July 2007, 03:09 AM
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Unhappy Gimp won't re-install properly

I've looked high and low to try to find a way to modify GIMP so that the menus and controls are more like the editing programme I'm far more familiar with - Photoshop

So I downloaded the source tarball for the Gimpshop and followed the instructions here

http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/sho...=gimpshop+woes

All that I was able to achieve was getting the Gimpshop start-up splash screen

So I bit the bullet and removed GIMP using the add/remove software option in the 'Applications' drop-down menu.

Since then I decided to do what I should have done in the first place - learn GIMP
- and reinstalled
It's now broken in so many ways including giving an "unknown file type" when trying to edit a .jpeg, the splash screen for gimpshop still precedes the programme opening

But the catch is I need to know what was installed by the makefile in the tarball that gives rise to the splash screen and error messages etc etc

I'm hoping to remove all traces of gimpshop and installing the GIMP for the 3rd time

so what can I add to the commands --"make install"-- in order to see what is happening (as well as the installation modifications included in the link)
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Old 20th July 2007, 08:18 AM
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That is the major drawback to compiling on your own. I do not know if it is still around but you might want to use checkinstall. It is a replacement for make install that tracks everything by s pseudo rpm. If you install with checkinstall you can yum remove. So much for hindsight.

If you are lucky the guy who wrote the install script made an uninstall script. Go to wherever you typed make install and type:

make uninstall

There is a 50/59 chance that he made the script. If not one place to look is in the Makefile. I think you are going to be shocked when you see how many files this will involve(usually).

Good Luck
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Old 20th July 2007, 01:21 PM
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He did, and I can't see what I have to remove from the makefile (there's 3) and a "make uninstall"
says it's removing lots of stuff

but I'm not that confident
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Old 20th July 2007, 05:05 PM
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Like I said.

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I think you are going to be shocked when you see how many files this will involve(usually).

If he made a make uninstall you should be fine.
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Old 20th July 2007, 05:39 PM
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Right then I'm off to continue this battle

do you recommend "add/remove software - GIMP" then the make uninstall
or remove the modification then the programme
or just the modification ?
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Old 20th July 2007, 05:47 PM
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I would just uninstall the mod . If gimp has a problem after that, remove it and reinstall.
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Old 20th July 2007, 06:11 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lazlow
I would just uninstall the mod . If gimp has a problem after that, remove it and reinstall.
Stay tuned for next weeks episode !!

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Old 22nd July 2007, 10:41 AM
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How can this be ?
I have navigated to the appropriate directory and gone into the gimpslop folder
run the command "make uninstall" and watched as all manner of files and directories were removed.

The GIMP was still broken so ...

"yum remove gimp"

and I removed GIMP, Gimp-hep and Gutenburg-print

Since then I have re-installed the Original programme

and still get that blasted Gimpshop start-up splash screen
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Old 22nd July 2007, 07:22 PM
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When he wrote the uninstall he did not get everything. Call it human error or whatever. It happens. I would remove gimp, go through the makefile line by line, and make sure everything that was installed is removed. Not fun or easy but it usually works.
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Old 22nd July 2007, 11:54 PM
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Unhappy

I suppose that's what I'll have to do

But there are 4 files which is the makefile that I should be examining (line by bleedin' line)

makefile.msc
makefile
makefile.am
makefile.in

I expect them to be all equally meaningless to me

I'm hoping that I won't be breaking any dependencies for other packages
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Old 22nd July 2007, 11:55 PM
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I always use just the straight makefile.
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Old 23rd July 2007, 12:23 AM
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Quote:
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I always use just the straight makefile.
Cheers !

see you in 2 weeks
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