Ubuntu – Can i install Gimp 2.7


I am trying to install Gimp 2.7 on my Ubuntu 11.10 64bit.

I used the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp

This issue is that this works fine for the standard 32bit OS, but when using 64bit Gimp does not upgrade and there is no force upgrade option. Even running sudo apt-get upgrade, only upgrades gimp-data, but not the actual Gimp program.

The process also remove Gimp 2.6, but no upgrade available.

Is it possible to install the i386 version easily, or will this cause other issues for me and defeat why I am using 64bit on this PC.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Best Answer

Follow this guide:


but used babl version 0.1.4, gegl version 0.1.6, and gimp version 2.7.3.

You also might need to use sudo make install instead of make install