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Re: [vox-tech] Help! with GIMP



begin: William Kendrick <nbs@bolt.sonic.net> quote
> On Tue, Jun 26, 2001 at 10:46:39AM -0700, Cam Ellison wrote:
> > I installed it as part of the distro (Libranet - Debian).  I have done a
> > dist-upgrade, but that does not seem to have had any impact.
> > 
> > I'll try a direct install, and see what happens.  Still, I'm curious
> > that it would get partway down a list of plugins and then just stop
> > dead.  
> 
> Debian avoids GIF due to patent issues and so forth, so I'm not
> too surprised it's GIF related.  I'm kind of surprised Gimp failed
> to load though.  (I've seen it have issues with saving GIF format
> on a real Deb. box, but that's it)
 
debian has a gimp non-free package.

Description: GIF and TIFF support for the GNU Image Manipulation Program
 This package includes the gif and tiff support for The GNU Image
 Manipulation Program. These files are not freely available; their
 use is disallowed by the UNISYS patent on LZW compression.

pete

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