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Description of problem:
In RedHat 8.0 and in RedHat 8.1 Beta, gimp-remote is not installed. It should be
installed and image files should be associated to "gimp-remote -n" so that GIMP
doesn't open up each time you want to open a picture.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install RedHat 8.x
Actual Results: There is no gimp-remote
Expected Results: gimp-remote should be installed and "gimp-remote -n" should
be the default command to edit pictures.
This bug also causes a bug in gqview, which tries to open gimp-remote when you
choose to edit in gimp.
I also think that gimp-remote enables the loading of pictures through gnome-vfs.
So it's a VERY useful feature.
Problem still exists in RH9. Its embarrasingly easy to fix with a small spec
file edit, but it really needs to be fixed in the basic RH distro.
Created attachment 93884 [details]
patch to gimp spec to enable gimp-remote
commented text in spec explains changes.
oh my god what I just went through getting gimp-1.2.3-16.src.rpm rebuilt with
gimp-remote enabled, you do NOT want to know. perl-PDL is broken too, so do NOT
install gimp-perl as built by the rebuilt src.rpm unless you want a world of
hurt. I'll post separately about that in another bugzilla.
I've created a patch to the gimp.spec in gimp-1.2.3-16.src.rpm, that will create
gimp-1.2.3-17.src.rpm, which rebuilds properly with all manpages in their
correct place. (another bug in the spec that I dunno how it got shipped -- it
shouldn't have built as-is)
you can patch the spec with this, and have gimp-remote if you don't mind waiting
for the rebuild. just again, do NOT install the gimp-perl rpm as built by this
package, unless you know that perl-PDL has also been fixed
right, the gimp-perl stuff is why I've not touched the package in some time...
you may want to (since this seems to have been done anyway in the release of RHL
9) simply edit the spec further to either remove or not build, the gimp-perl
package until the perl-PDL package is fixed.
I've posted the perl-PDL bug to bugzilla as
but at least for the time being, with this patch, people can get gimp-remote
working even if they don't grok spec files. :-)
in the above bug url I note most of the steps needed to rebuild the src rpm for
gimp, to indicate my angst and frustration with perl-PDL :> (should anyone need
gimp-remote is in Fedora Core 1