Wednesday, May 18, 2011

gimp:error while loading shared libraries: libbabl-0.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

After trying so many things to get my gimp working finally i was able to solve it.
After i upgraded to ubuntu 11.04 when i start my gimp from cmd i get the following errors
gimp:error while loading shared libraries: libbabl-0.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
the problem was with synbolic links. I looked at usr/lib and found that there were no libbabl-0.0.s0.0 files. i tried to reinstall it but didn work. Finally i got it working, i had to remove gimp and purge and install libgegl and libbabl again.
the doing the following cmd does it.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get purge gimp libgegl* libbabl*
sudo apt-get install gimp
sudo apt-get clean

thanks :

n0dix

18 comments:

  1. Thank you , your advice helped me greatly, I couldn't figure it out why GIMP crashed,I followed your advice and now it works. Thanks again !

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  2. Thank u... I hope it helps everyone with these problems.

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  3. Thanks! It also worked for me

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  4. Thank you very much! I got the problem I think after making an update too when I added a repositorie. Strange thing though, since I stayed on Ubuntu 10.10...
    Anyways, you saved my day! :)

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  5. Thanks a lot !! (from France)

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  6. thank you from the lovely San Francisco bay area....

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  7. did not help for me, maybe the problem is with my ppas

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  8. Thank you very much !from France

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  9. in case anyone gets this on Ubuntu 12.04 like me, I fixed the problem by first removing the old ppas:

    cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d/
    sudo rm matthaeus123-mrw-gimp-svn-precise.list matthaeus123-mrw-gimp-svn-precise.list.save

    and then doing the steps above.

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  10. Дякую! Мені це теж допомогло :)

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  11. The above mentioned 4 steps worked for me after UN-installing CANON-scangear-utility for pixma printer/scanner .... PLUS removing the Matthaeus-ppa in 'old' Synaptics. Thank you very very much

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