21 May 2014

How To Install GIMP 2.6.12 in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

GIMP 2.8 is not as good as I thought, and probably not only me who feel the same. So, is it possible to install GIMP 2.6.12 in the newer Ubuntu Linux versions (13.10/14.04) ? The answer is yes. It is possible, and quite easy. We just need to install the GIMP 2.6.12 from Ubuntu 12.04 repository. Here are the steps.

1. Backup the default sources.list
sudo mv /etc/apt/sources.list /etc/apt/sources.list.bak

2. Create precise's sources.list
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

put this address :

deb http://id.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise main restricted

The detailed address is different depends on where you are. I'm Indonesian, so the repo address is id.archive.ubuntu.com. If you are in US, the repo address is us.archive.ubuntu.com.

3. Update apt database
sudo apt-get update

4. Install GIMP
sudo apt-get install gimp

Now, we have the gold "old" GIMP 2.6.12 in our Ubuntu 14.04.


Tezuka said...

You, my friend, are A GENIUS !!! Thanks a lot. I was banging my head how to downgrade that damn gimp 2.8.10 to a 2.6 version, you actually saved me a lot of time and gray hairs :)
Thank you a thousand times !

Alwan Rosyidi said...

You're welcome mate. I think I was alone when thought that GIMP 2.8 sucks. But apparently, there are many people have the same thought as me..

Igor Polevoy said...

Gimp 2.8 sucks, thanks for tips

Bob said...

Many thanks! Just updated to 14.04 and immediately realized I would have to endure using gimp's faulty "export" feature for quickly changing image format. This article was the answer.

Steven said...

Yay - cheers. What a pos Gimp 2.8 is.

Works for me, but on linux mint 17, i also had to
remane hide sources.list.d before doing the sudo apt-get update.