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Xlib problems on mac installation

Discussion in 'GIMP for Mac' started by fbartolom, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. fbartolom

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    Hullo,

    I am new to this forum; I m trying to install Gimp on my mac but I get a weird message about some wrong Xlibs: the full message is the following:

    Library not loaded: /usr/X11/lib/libfontconfig.1.dylib
    Referenced from: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXft.2.dylib
    Reason: Incompatible library version: libXft.2.dylib requires version 3.0.0 or later, but libfontconfig.1.dylib provides version 2.0.0

    Can someone help me?

    Thanks, Fabrizio
     
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    Very likely your X11 version is not recent enough, see our install guides for detailed information on how to install the latest X11. On mac OS X 10.5 Leopard it's recommended to install XQuartz.
     
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    Ehm, how do I get to the Mac Support section?

    Thanks, Fabrizio
     
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    He already did it for you.
     
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    I installed Xquartz but the situation remained the same. Please someone to give me some more hints as I am left stuck.

    Thanks, Fabrizio
     
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    Which XQuartz did you install? I see no reason for this to happen :/

    If you're really sure you have the latest XQuartz, you can try downloading the version for OS X 10.4, it will probably work. But really updating XQuartz should be enough
     
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    I just purchased my mac so I think it is at the most recent version of the OS. I need to clarify the first time I tried to install Gimp, the system asked me a weird question on what to do with the current Xlibs or something similar. I accepted the second option that seemed at first sight the more reasonable - probably the wrong one - and it gave the error. Trying again it never asked me the same question again and kept on returning the error.
     
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    Without the exact messages it's hard for me to tell.

    A "vanilla" system installation is not enough to run GIMP.

    One thing you could try is to completely wipe out X11 from your disk, and do a "clean" XQuartz install. Disclaimer : do at your own risk. I don't think there will be any problem doing this but i can't bee 100% sure either.
    In finder, use Go > Go to Folder, and type /usr there. Then erase directories X11 and X11R6 found there. Then install latest XQuartz from http://xquartz.macosforge.org/trac/wiki

    good luck (as i said, you can also just try our package for Tiger/10.4, it may just work)
     
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    As a matter of fact the solution was easier than I suspected; I searched the web for "Gimp for Leopard", downloaded the file from a referenced site and the installation went smoothly. Apparently the version on the official site is outdated.

    Thanks everybody,
    Fabrizio Bartolomucci
     

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