Cannot get gimp app running

David Rowe drowe at
Sat Nov 1 08:30:41 PDT 2014

I have Gimp2 working just fine under Yosemite, MacPorts v2.3.2 and Xcode 
6.1. It was a clean installation - after upgrading to Yosemite, I 
trashed my old MacPorts installation and started again to avoid trouble.

One simple point - MacPorts puts the launcher for Gimp in the folder  
/Applications/MacPorts - not  directly into /Applications
Did you check in /Applications/MacPorts?

David Rowe

On 01/11/2014 01:54, James Linder wrote:
>> On 1 Nov 2014, at 3:00 am, macports-users-request at wrote:
>> Before upgrading to Yosemite, MacPorts v2.3.2 and Xcode 6.1, GIMP app was
>> accessible by icons at the Applications Folder and the Launch Pad, and by
>> the contextual menu. After the upgrade, none of these options is shown.
>> The gimp2 port and all its dependencies are apparently correctly installed
>> and active.
>> Ports that ?as far as I know? never had shown an access icon (Inkscape,
>> FreeCAD) can be launched typing its name on a Terminal window.
>> I cannot get the gimp app running.
>> The outcome of a Spotlight search for gimp2 gives a series of results that
>> I do not know how to interpret. Maybe you can advise me. Thank you.
> I was debating a ‘me too’ reply since it works for me, but looking in the Apps directory shock, horror, gasp it is indeed not there! I always <right click> open with gimp and have never noticed it NOT in apps. Platypus is a nice launcher creator. For the record: yosemite, macports, gimp.
> If you do not like the linux way of handling the menu then the sourceforge version of gimp is native and does install a launcher.
> James
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