GIMP(1) don't run

Lars Eighner portsuser at
Tue Mar 20 21:34:44 UTC 2012

On Tue, 20 Mar 2012, Xavier FreeBSD questions wrote:

> Hi to all,
> When I want run GIMP(1) it say:
>> gimp
> Shared object "" not found, required by "gimp">
> How I can solvent this problem ?

Check to see whether you have installed devel/pcre.  You almost certainly
have. You probably updated devel/pcre either intentionally or by installing
something that depended on the new version.

UPDATING 20120204 indicates that there is a way to update devel/pcre so that
the old shared libraries will be preserved.  That, however, does not work. 
(Does anyone ever test stuff put in UPDATING?)

So, in /usr/local/lib make a symbolic link to from

That's not the "right answer,"  but it will work.

Lars Eighner
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