Odd non-fatal GIMP Behavior

Jeff Singleton gvibe06 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 18 09:01:46 PST 2014

This is not a failure of MacPorts, but since Gimp was built with 
MacPorts, I wanted to share it.

I use the original GIMPskel process to create a GIMP.app bundle from the 
Gimp built in MacPorts. Other than having to manually copy or symlink 
some files from /usr/lib (base Apple), this process works flawlessly.

Today I noticed that if I choose any image file and Open With GIMP, it 
crashes consistently with this:

Dyld Error Message:
Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libiconv.2.dylib
Referenced from: 
   Reason: Incompatible library version: libgobject-2.0.0.dylib requires 
version 8.0.0 or later, but libiconv.2.dylib provides version 7.0.0

However, If I open GIMP first, and then open/import the images, there 
are no issues. Noting that the library libiconv is from MacPorts, so I 
am not sure if this is really a thing or just an obstacle.


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