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I need to install Gimp 2.7 for obvious reasons when compared to 2.6., however the ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn needs more PPA which do mess with my systems libraries.

Is there a safe way to install Gimp 2.7 (especially latest 2.7.5) without messing with system libs like glib?

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You might see how the asker of is coming along. He has about the same problem, and the solution he finds will probably solve the root of your problem as well. – zpletan Mar 21 '12 at 12:23
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According to this site, there's a new ppa for gimp. Seems to be working fine, installation instructions are the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gimp
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I'm in slow connection and I cannot test it. Just added ppa and updated. I will try to upgrade current Gimp to 2.7 but I'm also thinking of waiting for Pangolin :) – Stefano Mtangoo Apr 20 '12 at 21:41
It works for 2.8, big thanks! – Stefano Mtangoo Apr 25 '12 at 15:25

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