I have Ubuntu 20.10 on a Raspberry Pi4.
sudo apt install gimp
works just fine, it installs GIMP version 2.10.18 and all is well.
Just for the hell of it I decided to remove this .deb installation of GIMP and try a snap installation instead. Expecting to get GIMP version 2.10.22 I tried: sudo snap install gimp
I got the error:
error: cannot perform the following tasks: Ensure prerequisites for "gimp" are available (cannot install prerequisite "kde-frameworks-5-core18": no snap revision available as specified)
I am not too upset by this because the .deb install works just fine. More importantly I read posts by people having challenges with snap installed GIMP even when the install was successful.
I assume the failed install is a bug.
Does anybody know if Canonical is planning to migrate the installation of major applications like Libre Office and GIMP away from .deb to Snap ?
If this happened it would hopefully give Ubuntu LTS users a simple way to get current versions of major applications.