Ubuntu – How to re-install GIMP 2.6 after trying GIMP 2.8


I tried GIMP 2.8, but felt more comfortable with 2.6. I removed the PPA's from Ubuntu Software Centre, removed and purged GIMP, and even rm the .gimp-2.8 folder. But when I go to install GIMP via terminal or the Software Centre I encounter this problem.

I know I should have known better, I had a VERY similar problem with 2.7.
I tried those suggestions that worked for me last time, but I cannot get 2.6 back, see below for my error.

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 32 bit.

Thank you for your time and answers.

GIMP dependencies error

Best Answer

OK, I just tried this on 12.04 64-bit, had the same problem, here's how I fixed it:

  • Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T
  • Type these, one after the other:

    sudo add-apt-repository -r ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get remove gimp.* -y
    sudo apt-get autoremove -y
    sudo apt-get install gimp=2.6.12-1ubuntu1
  • If it gives you dependency errors at any point and asks you to run sudo apt-get -f install, do so and then resume from that point.