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Title: How do i install a Flatpak application in Respin 9 and remove GIMP to
Post by: awweeks1 on March 17, 2019, 10:08:43 pm
totally remove where i can install from Flatpak?

How do you add brushes, plugins, etc. in the gimp flatpak?

I am trying to learn more about graphic design and this would help out a bunch.  Thanks for any input on the matter!
Title: Re: How do i install a Flatpak application in Respin 9 and remove GIMP to
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 18, 2019, 08:19:17 am
You can remove the .deb version of GIMP by either unmarking it in synaptic and applying, or by running this command
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sudo apt-get remove --purge gimp*


You can install flatpak's by opening

Menu > System > Software Manager

At the bottom/right of the Software Manager you'll see a "Flatpak" section .. choose the flatpak you want, and click the "Install" button.

At this point for it to appear in the main menu you'll need to either log off/on, or restart the panel with
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xfce4-panel -r


SYSTEM WIDE brushes/scripts/etc. for the flatpak version go in (subdirectories of) this directory
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/var/lib/flatpak/app/org.gimp.GIMP/x86_64/stable/1c130cbfaec924ee87a98f541b451f8e527599b2efda3add51cb0f57b3806ac5/files/share/gimp/2.0

USER SPECIFIC brushes/scripts/etc. for the flatpak version (currently 2.10) go in (subdirectories of) this directory
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~/.config/GIMP/2.10
(If that directory doesn't exist, you can create it)
Title: Re: How do i install a Flatpak application in Respin 9 and remove GIMP to
Post by: awweeks1 on March 18, 2019, 09:31:37 pm


USER SPECIFIC brushes/scripts/etc. for the flatpak version (currently 2.10) go in (subdirectories of) this directory
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~/.config/GIMP/2.10
(If that directory doesn't exist, you can create it)

how do i create the directory and please let me know how to drill down to the path to see if i have it?

Please explain what "SYSTEM WIDE" means, "USER SPECIFIC" means?

Thanks for your instruction and expertise!
Title: Re: How do i install a Flatpak application in Respin 9 and remove GIMP to
Post by: murraymint on March 18, 2019, 10:10:11 pm
In the file manager, go to the View menu and make sure Show hidden files is ticked. Files/folders beginning with a . will now be visible. Browse into .config in your home folder to see if that directory is there. If not, right-click in the folder and Create new directory.

System-wide means for any and all users. User-specific is just for the current user.


Title: Re: How do i install a Flatpak application in Respin 9 and remove GIMP to
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 18, 2019, 10:11:58 pm
Open your file manager

In the left hand panel hit "Home" .. you're now in the ~/ part of the path

So next you need to click on the directory called ".config" .. the problem here is that by default directories that start with a "." are hidden by default, so if you can't see a directory called ".config" hit Ctrl+H to display hidden files .. then click on the ".config" directory to enter it

click the "GIMP" directory .. if there isn't one, right-click on a blank part of the file manager and select "Create New Folder" and name it "GIMP" .. now click on it to enter it.

click the "2.10" directory .. if there isn't one, right-click on a blank part of the file manager and select "Create New Folder" and name it "2.10"



SYSTEMWIDE - any changes here (such as added scripts, etc.) apply to ALL user accounts on the system

USER SPECIFIC - any changes here (such as added scripts, etc.) apply to ONLY the current user (ie. only when that user is logged on).
Title: Re: How do i install a Flatpak application in Respin 9 and remove GIMP to
Post by: alynur on March 27, 2019, 10:03:36 am
Wouldn't running
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sudo xed ~/.config/GIMP/2.10
  open a blank file which you could save and then close to create the directory?  :-\
Title: Re: How do i install a Flatpak application in Respin 9 and remove GIMP to
Post by: PCNetSpec on March 27, 2019, 05:05:52 pm
No...

a) That is supposed to be a directory, not a text file.

b) even if it were supposed to be a text file, xed will not create missing parent directories .. it would open a new text file (in RAM), but would then say it cant save the file because it "can't 'find' it"