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How can I fix this problem of gimp crashing?

  • Have you tried removing and reinstalling it ? – George Udosen Jan 12 '17 at 16:57
  • george it didn't :( – MrPossitive Jan 12 '17 at 18:38
  • Could you please run gimp in a terminal, try the transformation, and edit your question to include the full, verbatim output of it? To achieve that two you can either 1) select, copy & paste the dialogue text or terminal content or 2) save the program output to a file and use that. Longer listings (≥100 lines) should be uploaded to a pastie service and linked to in the question. Thanks. – David Foerster Jan 12 '17 at 18:39
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This is a known bug in Ubuntu's GIMP package, and there does not appear to be an easy way to solve it until the bug has been fixed. They've confirmed the bug and given it High importance, so there's hope!


The cause appears to be:

...Debian and/or Ubuntu decided to make their GIMP 2.8 packages depend on gegl-0.3 instead of gegl-0.2 came as a surprise to some of the GIMP developers.

The bug is confirmed for the latest stable release of GIMP 2.8.20 on Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (as of this post)

If you can figure out how to apply them, there is a patch available in the bug report linked to above.


Not a solution for your problem but that tool works ok if you use the "snapped" gimp in https://snapcraft.io/gimp

Snap is a packaging tool that allows apps to be self-contained, this leverages any dependencies and apps behave something like the MacOs apps.

To install snap

sudo apt install snapd

To install snapped gimp

sudo snap install gimp

To use snapped gimp

snap run gimp

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