Gimp on Mac OS X without X11 from MacPorts

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A screenshot of Gimp running on Mac OS X (version 10.4) without X11 and installed using MacPorts

Build It!

sudo port install poppler +quartz
sudo port install gimp2 +no_python
sudo port install gimp +quartz

If that fails, this should work:

sudo port clean --all all
sudo port install cairo +quartz +no_x11
sudo port install poppler +quartz
sudo port install gail +quartz
sudo port install gimp2 +no_python
sudo port install gimp +quartz

Notes

  • I did not have X11 installed on my computer. If X11 is installed on your computer, your milage may vary.
  • The supporting application jp2 crashes when Gimp is launched. Don’t know why.
  • Python support is disabled, so no scripting or plugins are available in that language.

Further issues with this procedure should be hashed out in the MacPorts Users Mailing List

UPDATE: I tweaked the build instructions to resolve a problem with the Gimp application launcher. UPDATE: Added a missing build instruction.