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    unmet dependencies - can't install gimp on 11.10

    running Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit

    I can't seem to install GIMP after having uninstalled it in an effort to clear up various glitchy behavior which has been going on since the upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10

    $ sudo apt-get install gimp
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable distribution that some required packages have not yet been created or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    gimp : Depends: gimp-data (<= 2.6.11-z) but 2.7.3-2011052002~nn is to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    I've read several related threads in the forums and tried cleaning and purging and re-installing to no avail.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks, jin

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    Re: unmet dependencies - can't install gimp on 11.10

    You problem stems from the upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10. It appears you have
    also held broken packages, and you most likely need to fix those. It should
    be under SYNAPTICS -> EDIT -> FIX BROKEN PACKAGES

    To get around this you should look to see if gimp-data is installed, and if it is,
    remove it as it is an older version ((<= 2.6.11-z) but 2.7.3-2011052002).
    Then you can just open a terminal and install gimp-data.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gimp-data --force-yes
    which should get the dependency installed. Then just install gimp.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gimp
    That should work.......

    lk
    Last edited by lkraemer; January 7th, 2012 at 02:37 PM.

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    Re: unmet dependencies - can't install gimp on 11.10

    Thanks for the reply, I followed your instructions and gimp / gimp-data are seemingly installed correctly, however gimp will not launch:

    $ gimp
    gimp: error while loading shared libraries: libgegl-0.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    I'm looking through the forums now for details of this libgegl-

    If you have any further insights I'd appreciate it. I'll post again should I solve it in the meanwhile.

    Thanks, jin

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    Re: unmet dependencies - can't install gimp on 11.10

    I ended up uninstalling everything and following the lines here:

    http://www.noobslab.com/2011/09/inst...0-oneiric.html

    It's up and running!

    Thanks for your help. I had no idea Gimp was dropped from Ubuntu's standard desktop release.

    All the best, Jin

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    Re: unmet dependencies - can't install gimp on 11.10

    Glad your issue solved please mark the thread as solved from thread tools . Thanks man.
    Raja

    రాజ శేఖర్ రెడ్డి

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    Re: unmet dependencies - can't install gimp on 11.10

    Done and done..

    Thanks!

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