Its not. I cantinstall GIMP because it says i need X11 and I cant install X11 because when I try to do that, it says I already have newer software installed and it wont let me install. Frustrating.Have you looked to see if X11 is already installed? It'd be in /Applications/Utilities.
Which version of X11 are you trying to install? If you've downloaded it from apple, it's the Panther version, which won't install on Tiger. If that's the case, you'll find X11 among the optional installs on your Tiger DVDOk, so you need X11 installed to be able to install GIMP but when I try to install X11, it says I cant because newer softaware already exists on my computer. I am running Tiger. Anyone istalled GIMP on a new Imac successfully?
Things are usually trivially easy to install on the Mac. X11 is a case in point - Apple provides it; it's part of the "optional installs" package, and installation is just a matter of clicking a couple buttons and checking off one box. Something's rather odd when you say you don't have a disc 2 - a new iMac should've come with everything on a single DVD. Your system sounds rather messed up - something else is going on here.Why are things so damn hard to install on Macs. I may take this back and go back to PC, pain in the ass.
sorry just re-read this post, ignore my post...Which version of X11 are you trying to install? If you've downloaded it from apple, it's the Panther version, which won't install on Tiger. If that's the case, you'll find X11 among the optional installs on your Tiger DVD
GIMP 2.4 is all bundled.
Just download and drag to your applications folder. When you double click on GIMP it will just open X11 and the GIMP.
No need to configure FINK or do any of that other crap. It's nice what they have done with it.
I have found MacPorts to be the simplest (I was finding too many issues / old software versions with Fink).Is there any easy way to compile 2.4 from source? Or do I have to wait on GIMP.APP?
I've seen this before if you have upgraded X11 in the past (most likely; Apple supplied updates count).Sorry to bring up an old GIMP thread, but I just downloaded the GIMP and it won't open. X11 "opens" in that it says the program is running in the dock, but nothing appears, and the GIMP does not even appear in the dock and won't open any windows. Any advice?
I'm running a 1.5 GHz G4 with 2 GB of RAM, using OS 10.4.11.