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How To Install GIMP 2.10 on Fedora 27 Using Flatpak

Introduction

The latest version of GIMP was made available but like many Linux distributions it takes time for the package maintainers to get it package or possibly no package for older releases. In this post we will go over using Flatpak to install GIMP 2.10 on Fedora 27.

Install Flatpak

$ sudo dnf -y install flatpak

All the needed dependencies are installed and now we are ready to get GIMP 2.10 installed.

$ flatpak install https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.gimp.GIMP.flatpakref

Installation will kickoff, you may get prompted for dependencies, answer yes to any that popup.

This application depends on runtimes from:
https://dl.flathub.org/repo/
Configure this as new remote 'flathub' [y/n]: y
Installing: org.gimp.GIMP/x86_64/stable
Required runtime for org.gimp.GIMP/x86_64/stable (runtime/org.gnome.Platform/x86_64/3.28) found in remote flathub
Do you want to install it? [y/n]: y
Installing in system:
org.gnome.Platform/x86_64/3.28 flathub e676fe7f9420
org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel/x86_64/1.6 flathub 82006efc71d3
org.freedesktop.Platform.ffmpeg/x86_64/1.6 flathub d757f762489e
org.gnome.Platform.Locale/x86_64/3.28 flathub 0296024b5e1d
org.gimp.GIMP/x86_64/stable flathub b3820ea6299f
permissions: ipc, network, wayland, x11
file access: /tmp, host, xdg-config/GIMP, xdg-config/gtk-3.0
dbus access: org.gtk.vfs, org.gtk.vfs.*
Is this ok [y/n]: y
Installing: org.gnome.Platform/x86_64/3.28 from flathub
[####################] 10 delta parts, 80 loose fetched; 261229 KiB transferred in 46 seconds
Now at e676fe7f9420.
Installing: org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel/x86_64/1.6 from flathub
[####################] 1 delta parts, 2 loose fetched; 2623 KiB transferred in 0 seconds
Now at 82006efc71d3.
Installing: org.freedesktop.Platform.ffmpeg/x86_64/1.6 from flathub
[####################] 1 delta parts, 2 loose fetched; 2652 KiB transferred in 0 seconds
Now at d757f762489e.
Installing: org.gnome.Platform.Locale/x86_64/3.28 from flathub
[####################] 5 delta parts, 120 loose fetched; 95202 KiB transferred in 16 seconds
Now at 0296024b5e1d.
Installing: org.gimp.GIMP/x86_64/stable from flathub
[####################] 4 delta parts, 11 loose fetched; 56527 KiB transferred in 10 seconds
Now at b3820ea6299f.

From time to time you may want to check for program updates. Flatpak makes this very simple using the flatpak update command. So to apply updates for GIMP, do the following.

$ flatpak update org.gimp.GIMP
Looking for updates...
Updating in system:
org.gnome.Platform/x86_64/3.28 flathub 9d3fe926d425
org.gnome.Platform.Locale/x86_64/3.28 flathub 009f6ddd2144
org.gimp.GIMP/x86_64/stable flathub 1eb97e2d4cde
Is this ok [y/n]: y
Updating: org.gnome.Platform/x86_64/3.28 from flathub
[####################] 10 delta parts, 21 loose fetched; 192039 KiB transferred in 36 seconds
Now at 9d3fe926d425.
Updating: org.gnome.Platform.Locale/x86_64/3.28 from flathub
[####################] 5 delta parts, 1 loose fetched; 9700 KiB transferred in 2 seconds
Now at 009f6ddd2144.
Updating: org.gimp.GIMP/x86_64/stable from flathub
[####################] 4 delta parts, 1 loose fetched; 8651 KiB transferred in 2 seconds
Now at 1eb97e2d4cde.

Conclusion

And thats all you need. You can start GIMP 2.10 by running

$ /usr/bin/flatpak run --branch=stable --arch=x86_64 --command=gimp-2.10 --file-forwarding org.gimp.GIMP @@u %U @@

or look in your applications links for a new GIMP.

 

 

 

 

2 Responses to “How To Install GIMP 2.10 on Fedora 27 Using Flatpak”

  1. barz says:

    I don’t have pressure on my wacom on Flatpak’s gimp

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