Hallo. I wanted the latest Gimp for MX Linux.
It wasn’t working. The flatpakref file offered would only respond to a manual commandline install on my system, so I did that and finally installed GIMP successfully. I assume it’s a fairly common problem because the alternative methods of installation are discussed on the GIMP download page. Anyway, the latest GIMP is installed.
The problem now is that I want the GIMP Help files installed too. If I install the gimp-help-en and gimp-help-common via the MX LInux repository, they are not recognized by GIMP (Edit > Preferences > Interface > Help System > The User Manual is not installed locally ). If I go to Help > Help I get:
The GIMP user manual is not installed in your language. You may either install the additional help package or change your preferences to use the online version.
I noticed the 150MB+ HELP file on offer from Releases . I have downloaded and have tried reading the confusing, lengthy instructions on how to install it (compile it)…but I have NO IDEA what I am doing. The last thing that I saw blur in front of my eyes was a bunch of Python dependencies complaining at me.
There has got to be an EASIER way. Is there? I would be grateful for any help.
PS. The Windows versions of both GIMP and the HELP files install flawlessly (and easily).