Gimp - problem opening images using URI's

Alexandr Alexeev afiskon at
Tue Oct 23 02:11:07 UTC 2012

Could you trace gimp using truss utility and upload an output somewhere?

On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 11:56 PM, Mike Clarke
<jmc-freebsd2 at> wrote:
> Gimp has recently become unable to open images using URI's, e.g.-
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> curlew:/home/mike% gimp -c ""
> Failed to connect to socket /tmp/fam-mike/fam-
> (gimp:27650): GLib-GIO-WARNING **: FAMOpen failed, FAMErrno=3
> GIMP-Error: Opening '' failed:
> Could not open '' for
> reading: No such file or directory
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> The above is with gimp-app-2.6.12_1,1 compiled from ports with default options
> running under FreeBSD 9.0-RELEASE, all ports are up to date and there are no
> missing dependencies.
> I had similar problems in the past and managed to "fix" it by
> adding "--without-gvfs" to the options in the Makefile but the problem
> reappeared after a recent upgrade to my ports. The port upgrade didn't touch
> gimp-app so I assume the problem is caused by some dependency which has been
> upgraded.
> I've tried rebuilding gimp-app both with and without my Makefile hack and with
> and without GVFS in the config options but with no success.
> The error message above is after rebuilding  from a freshly downloaded copy of
> the port to ensure none of my old edits remained and with the default options
> in make config.
> It might be significant that the directory /tmp/fam-mike does not exist. I
> tried creating it but gimp produced an error "Socket directory /tmp/fam-mike
> has wrong permissions" and promptly deleted the directory.
> Recreating /tmp/fam-mike with permissions 700 got rid of the "wrong
> permissions" message but still failed to cure the problem.
> Google searches haven't come up with anything directly relevant to my problem
> but do imply that the problem could be related to devel/gamin.
> Could anyone offer any suggestions on how to go about resolving this?
> --
> Mike Clarke
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Best regards,
Alex Alexeev

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