Installing Gimp 2.7.5 on a Ubuntu 12.04 maschine

Some days ago i read about the one-window-mode in the recent Gimp development version. So i spent some time figuring out how to get Gimp 2.7.5 running on my Ubuntu 12.04. After downloading the source code from and running the configure-script i realized that this would be more time consuming than i thought. As i am not a Linux-expert it took me some time to find the different packages and get them working. That’s why i put together a little guide on how to do it for you.

Install Gimp 2.7.5 on a Ubuntu 12.04 maschine

general information:
When i write “configure, make and install ” i mean to navigate to the source location and run the following commands:

sudo make install

If you got a multi-core-processor you can use multiple core when making:

make -j3 /*if you got a dual-core*/
make -j5 /*if you got a quad-core*/

If there was an “”-file i always ran it before running “configure”

sudo apt-get install intltool
sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev
sudo apt-get install gtk-doc-tools
sudo apt-get install libghc-zlib-dev
sudo apt-get install valac
sudo apt-get install python-dev
sudo apt-get install python-gobject-dev