When I run Gimp, it creates a skl folder in /private/tmp which contains an alias to the application. I also noticed in the preferences that brushes, gradients, etc. are being used from this aliases content rather than from the content of the app in the application folder. Is this normal? At one point in time, I was trying out compiling unix applications and macports. I got a macport version of Gimp to run and then later I followed the tutorial from wilber loves apple to compile my own Gimp from source. I thought I had cleaned those up. Don't know if that info is relevant, but I thought I should include it.