catgate wrote:Over the last week or two I have had several attempts to download Gimp 2.6.xx onto my Ubuntu 10.04 system after "complete removal", by SPM, of my existing abomination rejoicing under the appelation of "Gimp 2.7.2".
Each time, after using various repositories, I always finish up with 2.7.2 back again, despite the fact that to all intents and purposes the item I am supposedly downloading is 2.6.xx.
Surely there must be a way of fishing out of the archives a version of 2.6.xx and popping it onto my machine? Or am I relying on my rose tinted spectacles too much?
You must therefore have enabled the ppa repository for gimp 2.7. possibly http://ppa.launchpad.net/matthaeus123/m ... svn/ubuntu, so when you open synaptic go to Settings ->Repositories Other software tab and look for a selected repository with either that address or another that you don't recognise. You can quickly find out if it's the repository by using the Origin filter in the left hand pane and checking what it contains. Once you've found it deselect that repo and uninstall then reinstall gimp and you'll be back at 2.6.x.
Just for your info, on my test install partition of ubuntu 12.04 (using the gnome-panel-fallback DE) I have installed gimp 2.8. It's great! No problems at all that I have found so far.