#42 Gimp won't run if installed in dir other than Applications

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2007-01-16
2007-01-16
Scott H
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If you install Gimp.app into a directory other than /Applications, the program will not run. I installed Gimp.app into /Applications/Imaging, and it will open for 2 seconds, then close.

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  • Scott H

    Scott H - 2007-01-16

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    I am using Gimp.app version 2.2.11, and OSX version 10.4.8 on a MacBook Pro.

     
  • Axel Wernicke

    Axel Wernicke - 2007-04-22

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    Well, it's running for me in a different location. (/Applications/Grafik/)

    No problemo!

     
  • Scott H

    Scott H - 2007-04-23

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    Ok, I figured out what my problem was. I had made a directory called "Imaging/Editing" and I think it was getting messed up by the "/" in the directory name. I dont know if that would be considered a bug...

     
  • M Gagnon

    M Gagnon - 2007-10-05

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    I think as a general rule you should avoid putting '/' in a directory name, since it s the seperator for paths

    i.e. gimp may see
    MacintoshHD/Applications/Imaging/Editing/

    and expect you have a folder called Editing inside a folder called Imaging.

     
  • Anonymous - 2008-01-17

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    I'm seeing the same problem occur when installing in a directory with a space in the path. This can be fixed with the following patch:

    --- Contents/Resources/script~ 2008-01-17 21:31:17.000000000 +0000
    +++ Contents/Resources/script 2008-01-17 21:31:17.000000000 +0000
    @@ -3,7 +3,7 @@
    # Author: Aaron Voisine <aaron@voisine.org>

    DIR=`dirname "$0"`
    -cd $DIR/../..;
    +cd "$DIR/../..";
    APPDIR=`pwd`
    cd -
    VERSION=v243

     
  • M Gagnon

    M Gagnon - 2008-01-18

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    nickhilliard: You appear to be using an outdated GIMP version. Please try the new builds by Wilber-Loves-Apple community, we have updated the script file many times and it will most likely work

     
  • Anonymous - 2008-01-18

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    This was on Gimp-2.4.3-080109-Leopard-Intel.dmg. I've got the application installed in "/Applications/Local Stuff/Gimp.app"

     
  • M Gagnon

    M Gagnon - 2008-01-18

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    nickhilliard: if you get bugs with wilber-loves-apple builds, you should report it there, I happened to see this by luck but we don't really look here for bug reports usually

     

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