Using 'MakeInstall' to install a plugin

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by Oneness, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. Oneness macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2007
    I am trying to install a plugin into GIMP. I downloaded the .zip file and the website where I got the plugin says this about installation:

    'There is no configure file, use make install to build and install in your local gimp plugins directory. You will need g++ and the gimp development packages for the appropriate Gimp version - if you can compile C++ and can build any other Gimp plugin, you should have no problems. The Makefiles are very primitive and can be edited directly if needed.'

    Here is a screen shot of the 'Make File' folder that came in the .zip file:

    So, can anyone help me to install this plugin into GIMP? I am running 10.4.11 on a Mac Mini.


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  2. bkap16 macrumors member

    Jan 11, 2009
    First of all, I don't know if this will work on Mac. The instructions given are standard instructions for installing a plugin on a Unix based system. If you installed GIMP like a normal Unix program (such as through Macports), it will work. I don't know if the normal Mac installer installs everything you need for it.

    Step 1. Download XCode. You need this for the compiler.
    Step 2. Open up
    Step 3. enter the command "cd /the/location/of/the/plugin"
    Step 4. enter the command "make" (if you get an error, don't bother with the next step)
    Step 5. enter the command "sudo make install". You will be prompted for you password. Type it in and hit enter. That should install the plugin.

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