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When I try to load GIMP, the splash screen flickers on, but disappears as soon as it shows.

When opening through terminal, the following error is displayed:

GEGL-geglmodule.c-Message: Module '/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gegl-0.2/' load error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gegl-0.2/ undefined symbol: gegl_operation_point_composer3_get_type Segmentation fault (core dumped)

All help is appreciated as using it soon is required. >.<

Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit Gimp version is 2.8

The following is an error I get when trying to 'Sudo apt-get upgrade'. This probably is related.

The following packages have unmet dependencies. libopenal1 : Breaks: libopenal1:i386 (!= 1:1.14-4ubuntu1) but 1:1.13-4ubuntu3 is >installed libopenal1:i386 : Depends: libopenal-data:i386 (= 1:1.13-4ubuntu3) Breaks: libopenal1 (!= 1:1.13-4ubuntu3) but 1:1.14-4ubuntu1 is >installed

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closed as off topic by Jjed, Jorge Castro, jokerdino, Nitin Venkatesh, fossfreedom Aug 17 '12 at 21:32

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Is it a custom build of gimp? I would guess that your version of gimp and the GEGL library version don't match - could you post the gimp version? Is it 2.6 or 2,8? – jmetz Aug 5 '12 at 1:53
I can confirm that despite similar undefined_symbol errors, my gimp loads no problem. – jmetz Aug 5 '12 at 1:57
This question should instead be filed as a bug report, and as such is off-topic, thanks! Instructions on filing a bug report are here. – Jjed Aug 5 '12 at 2:16
PPA's aren't really part of Ubuntu. You should probably pursue the issue with the owner of the PPA. They may know of the problem. It may simply not be compatible with 12.04. – John S Gruber Aug 5 '12 at 2:37
While I agree that the PPA owner may be a good resource, this question is not off-topic. "Running third-party applications on Ubuntu" is explicitly one of the things you can ask for help with, on this site. (Some PPA issues might be considered too localized, however.) – Eliah Kagan Aug 5 '12 at 2:44

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Try to force install the dependencies using the following and let me know if that worked

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -f

restart the computer then try

sudo apt-get install gimp
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