View Full Version : Gimp installation, GTK, GLIB, fustration
08-24-2003, 06:55 PM
Hi. You may remember me from previous threads about C compilers. :D
I'm running into some problems with Gimp. Gimp tells me to install GTK. GTK tells me to install Glib. I downloaded Glib and ran the configuration on it, and received this:
loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... powerpc-apple-darwin6.4
*** The GNU C library is currently not available for this platform.
*** So far nobody cared to port it and if there is no volunteer it
*** might never happen. So, if you have interest to see glibc on
*** this platform visit
*** and join the group of porters
I know there are plenty of you who have gotten Gimp running, and I too wish to partake in the graphic goodness. Can anyone help?
I'm willing to IM with someone over this problem if it is helpful.
08-24-2003, 07:09 PM
It seems you don't know about fink:
Like hayne said, I would also recommend you work with "Fink" to install Gimp.
Fink developers are porting Open Source Unix software so it can run in MacOS X. Fink database currently lists 2923 packages in 22 sections that you could install.
Please, run in terminal.app and post the following information:
Which X11 implementation did you installed?
08-24-2003, 07:59 PM
Okay, as for sw_vers:
I'm trying Fink right now, but I don't seem to be getting anywhere. I highlight Gimp, tell it to install and it just tells me the self-repair has been done. I'll check the site and see if that helps.
From where did you get the Fink installer?
08-24-2003, 08:06 PM
Okay, I think I got this fink thing figured out. A little too used to FTP I guess. Right now I'm installing the binaries for Gimp. That is as I should be doing, correct?
Please, run in terminal.app:
08-24-2003, 08:13 PM
Where did I get the Fink installer? Okay...hold lon....lemme try to see if I can give some information that might ease my confusion...
Fink (as well as Fink Commander) were downloaded from the MacOSX download site. They were burnt to CD and running as disk images (or virtual drives, if you prefer). I was having trouble with Fink Commander and decided to move it to my harddrive.
I was not at all familliar with Fink, and believed you simply double-clicked on the program to install it, which is probably why I got the "self-repair" message.
I figured out how to use the "source" "binaries" options and tried to install the source for Gimp. I could not connect to a mirror and had much more luck with the binaries, which is installing now.
But Fink and Fink Commander came from Apple. :)
I think it will be interesting for you if you are using a modem connection, to read the last 'four posts' at the following thread:
08-24-2003, 11:20 PM
I will do as you command, Mighty Sao.
Update: I got Gimp going, finally. I gravely underestimated the power of Fink and I'm sure it will be a very useful tool for me in the future.
Thanks for the help, again. :)
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