I recently moved from 2.6 to 2.8. I'm running 64-bit LinuxMint Debian Wheezy(=testing) with a couple of different versions of the OS, but one /home directory. The older Gimp is in the older system partition, but both versions have their own directories in home: /home/quixote/gimp-2.6 and /home/quixote/gimp-2.8.
/home/quixote/gimp-2.8 has a plugins dir, and, for instance, a resynthesizer executable is in there. But when I go to Filters > Map > Resynthesize it gives me this error message: Calling error for procedure 'plug-in-resynthesizer': Procedure 'plug-in-resynthesizer' not found.
I saw in a linuxmint forum (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=190&t=101253#p575639) that a couple of changes to .bashrc might help, so added those:
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/usr/local/lib but that hasn't helped. /usr/lib/gimp/plug-ins has an enormous number of plugins in it. /usr/local/lib/ has python versions in it. Not sure what it actually needs to point to.
I tried "heal selection" but that's apparently not installed in my 2.8 gimp, and when I ask for Help > Gimp Online > Plugin Registry, I get "Calling error for procedure 'plug-in-web-browser': Failed to execute child process "firefox-trunk" (No such file or directory)"
Aargh. The command for my FF is just "firefox" not "firefox-trunk" but where do I tell gimp that?
And how do I tell gimp where my plugins are and to go ahead and use them??