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    Re: How to I revert back to an earlier version of Gimp -EXIF data problem with latest

    If you are game for some complexity, you can always run older apps (or, at the other end of the scale, unstable bleeding edge development versions) by firing up a container and installing the app inside of that. Many use Docker. I use LXD. If interested in the latter, follow the instructions in my sig: Sandboxing Apps with LXD. The older GIMP version you want would be the default in an older Ubuntu version like 18.04.

    ALERT: Winding road ahead.

    I won't claim that containers are easy, but they are very versatile and don't drag in the bloat that any of the snap/flatpak/appimage technologies tend to do.

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    Re: How to I revert back to an earlier version of Gimp -EXIF data problem with latest

    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy Landau View Post
    To add to what @Dennis N said, to see all packages, you'd need three commands:
    Code:
    apt list --installed 'gimp*'  # Display all packages installed with DEB.
    flatpak list | fgrep gimp     # Display all packages installed with flatpak.
    snap list | fgrep gimp        # Display all packages installed with snap.
    Alternatively, if you've followed the instructions that I referenced in my earlier post, you can just use Gnome Software Store to view all three types of packages.
    Code:
    michael@michael-HP-EliteDesk-800-G1-SFF:~$ apt list --installed 'gimp*'
    Listing... Done
    gimp-data/focal,focal,now 2.10.18-1 all [installed,automatic]
    michael@michael-HP-EliteDesk-800-G1-SFF:~$ flatpak list | fgrep gimp
    GNU Image Manipulation Program    org.gimp.GIMP    2.99.4    beta    flathub-beta    user
    michael@michael-HP-EliteDesk-800-G1-SFF:~$ snap list | fgrep gimp 
    michael@michael-HP-EliteDesk-800-G1-SFF:~$
    I'm assuming the beta Gimp is installed through flatpak. Not sure what the "gimp-data"is that can be seen with Synaptic Package Manager - what would happen if I remove that?
    Last edited by jmichaels29; January 23rd, 2021 at 01:11 AM. Reason: Added *CODE* tags.

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    Re: How to I revert back to an earlier version of Gimp -EXIF data problem with latest

    I'm assuming the beta Gimp is installed through flatpak. Not sure what the "gimp-data"is that can be seen with Synaptic Package Manager - what would happen if I remove that?
    gimp needs gimp-data to work (it called a dependency), so apt won't allow you to remove gimp-data without also removing gimp.

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    Re: How to I revert back to an earlier version of Gimp -EXIF data problem with latest

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis N View Post
    gimp needs gimp-data to work (it called a dependency), so apt won't allow you to remove gimp-data without also removing gimp.
    Thanks for your reply!

    It's interesting that it's called "gimp-data/focal,focal,now 2.10.18-1"

    The last stable version I had installed was version 2.10.20, and the beta version I have now is version 2.99.4

    But the beta version still needs that data - interesting.

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    Re: How to I revert back to an earlier version of Gimp -EXIF data problem with latest

    Quote Originally Posted by jmichaels29 View Post
    Thanks for your reply!

    It's interesting that it's called "gimp-data/focal,focal,now 2.10.18-1"

    The last stable version I had installed was version 2.10.20, and the beta version I have now is version 2.99.4

    But the beta version still needs that data - interesting.
    gimp-data would be leftover from the Ubuntu repository version of gimp that was installed.
    Should be removable with
    Code:
    sudo apt autoremove
    if that does not remove it you can simply run
    Code:
    sudo apt purge gimp-data
    No flatpak-based package should ever need any apt-based package.
    It would more or less break the entire concept of flatpaks.
    Last edited by deadflowr; January 23rd, 2021 at 05:48 PM. Reason: does, does not
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    Re: How to I revert back to an earlier version of Gimp -EXIF data problem with latest

    @deadflowr is correct. You can remove gimp-data, because the flatpak version comes with its own dependencies, which are independent of the DEB (apt) versions. I have no DEB gimp apps installed. (I've used the snap version rather than the flatpak version, but the concept is the same.)

    Once the stable gimp version has been updated without the bug, you can remove the flatpak version (as you can see, you have the flathub-beta installed) and install the stable version.

    Remove the beta version:
    Code:
    flatpak uninstall org.gimp.GIMP
    Install the stable version. You can use flatpak or snap, whichever you prefer (Ubuntu prefers snap, but you are free to disagree).
    EITHER flatpak:
    Code:
    flatpak install flathub org.gimp.GIMP
    OR snap:
    Code:
    snap install gimp
    Be aware that when you uninstall, you might lose all your configuration options. Flatpak options are stored in this folder (note the dot before "var"):
    Code:
    ~/.var/app/org.gimp.GIMP/config
    I don't know if you can simply back up that folder before uninstalling, and restore it after installing the stable version.
    EDIT: I've just realised that flatpak doesn't delete your configuration files, so you should find that your settings are retained after reinstalling.
    Last edited by Paddy Landau; January 23rd, 2021 at 11:49 AM. Reason: New information

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    Re: How to I revert back to an earlier version of Gimp -EXIF data problem with latest

    ok, thanks. I removed it with Synaptic and the beta version still runs fine - thanks!

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    Re: How to I revert back to an earlier version of Gimp -EXIF data problem with latest

    Thanks for all that info - will be very useful in the future!

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    Re: How to I revert back to an earlier version of Gimp -EXIF data problem with latest

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    gimp-data would be leftover from the Ubuntu repository version of gimp that was installed.
    Should be removable with
    Code:
    sudo apt autoremove
    if that does remove it you can simply run
    Code:
    sudo apt purge gimp-data
    No flatpak-based package should ever need any apt-based package.
    It would more or less break the entire concept of flatpaks.
    That sudo apt autoremove is a very useful command - just read about it!

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