I am using Ubuntu 16.04 and I have been using Gimp for long time. Out of a sudden it refused to open complaining about:
libstdc++.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I tried to install this library using:
$sudo apt-get install libstdc++6
or even (for 32bit although I don't think I am using a 32bit version): $sudo apt-get install lib32stdc++6
to no avail. I tired copying the existing libraries to the Gimp folder but since I have install it via snap it failed stating it's a read only system.
Then, I tried removing Gimp and reinstall it but it also failed (the installation part) stating:
libgtk-x11-2.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I have managed to install it via
$sudo apt install gimp but the installed version is too old to be satisfactory (2.8.16).
So, how can I install (via snap preferably) gimp in my system? And how come it stopped working all of a sudden (not even a reboot took place between the working and not working phase of Gimp by the way).