23 de mai de 2012

Linux Mint 12 and Gimp 2.8.0

I've spent a long time trying to install GIMP 2.8 on my Linux Mint 12, now that I finally was able to do it I'm sharing with you all how to do so.

First open the terminal and type this command, since I'm on KDE I'm using Konsole

sudo kate /etc/apt/preferences

Then insert the following lines to the file, save and close

Package: *
Pin: release a=oneiric*
Pin-Priority: 1001

Then on the terminal again run

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get remove gimp && sudo apt-get install gimp

Not that hard, right? Let me know if you have any problems.

Take care!