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Old 9th June 2010, 07:03 PM
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Gimp: tex-to-float and gimp-perl

Has anyone succeeded on compiling the tex-to-float plugin for gimp?
It can be found here:
It's a perl script which cannot be compiled with:
gimptool-2.0 --install tex-to-float
which only accepts c or c++ code.

Browsing around I noticed there's a gimp-perl program which should take care of the script, but there's no such package for gimp-2.6.

Any way you know about creating a plugin from a perl script?

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Old 9th June 2010, 10:19 PM
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Re: Gimp: tex-to-float and gimp-perl

You first need to install a bunch of dependencies (assuming you're running Fedora 13):

yum install perl-Glib-devel perl-Gtk2 gimp-devel gimp-devel-tools perl-ExtUtils-Depends perl-ExtUtils-PkgConfig perl-PDL
Then you need to download the Gimp::Fu module for perl; read the instructions for compiling and installing it. That will install the tex-to-float plugin in /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins, You will then have to make it executable:
chmod 755 /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/tex-to-float
If that all worked, you will be able to use the plugin by selecting Filters -> Render -> TeX String from the Gimp window. I did all that and managed to get it working.
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Old 10th June 2010, 04:15 PM
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Re: Gimp: tex-to-float and gimp-perl

I did as instructed:
run "perl Makefile.PL", make, make test, make install

Everything seems to have worked. All perl plugins were also copied into /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins.

I also did: chmod 755 /usr/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/tex-to-float
as instructed, but the plugin is not accessible from Filters->Render. Is it because I'm using a x86_64 system?
I copied tex-to-float into /usr/lib64/gimp/2.0/plug-ins/ and now the plugin is visible. However, when I tried to use it, I got several error messages such as:
"Calling error for procedure 'gimp-procedural-db-proc-info': Procedure 'gimp-gimp-image-undo-group-start' not found".
The same for the procedures: gimp-gimp-context-push and gimp-gimp-load.
I cannot find them anywhere...
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