On an old PC, I have Lubuntu 12.10. during GIMP installation, the newest version was installed (ver. 2.8), but I think its a little heavy for an old machine like mine with a poor Intel Celeron CPU (Ram 1GB, VGA 128)
How can I go back to GIMP 2.6?
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Try doing the forward port approach (works for more packages than just Gimp):
precise main repositories to your system.
Create a file like
deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted deb http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted deb-src http://nl.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise-updates main restricted deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted deb-src http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu precise-security main restricted
Replace the mirror (here
nl.archive.ubuntu.com) with the one you would like to use.
Add a file with the appropriate pinning to allow downgrading of a certain set of packages, in e.g.
Package: *gimp* Pin: release a=precise-security Pin-Priority: 1001 Package: *gimp* Pin: release a=precise-updates Pin-Priority: 1001
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -s install gimp (
-s to simulate only)
Check whether the output makes sense. If not, and it can't manage to satisfy the dependencies, then consider reverting the actions above. If it does work, then actually run the actions to be performed by re-running the previous command without the
This approach will provide you best flexibility and security-update support, as it's just using the repositories rather than a specific version. It may be a PITA to set up, though.
You can also simply download gimp 2.6 from ftp://ftp.gimp.org/pub/gimp/v2.6/ and run
tar xvfz gimp-2.6.x.tar.gz # unpack the sources cd gimp-2.6.x # change to the toplevel directory ./configure # run the `configure' script make # build GIMP make install # install GIMP
You can change the v2.6 in the url to change the version.
To first uninstall gimp:
sudo apt-get remove gimp