GIMP 2.8.14 on Yosemite Does Not Recognize Image File Types

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Oct 26 16:46:41 PDT 2014

On Oct 26, 2014, at 6:37 PM, Jeff Singleton wrote:

> Upgraded to Yosemite, and after reading through the problems people were
> having, I opted to delete MacPorts and re-install everything. I did not
> change anything other than forcing the variant +quartz, and I choose to
> compile everything.
> Gimp will launch from the command line, as well as, from the native
> application bundle I make from the GIMPskel scripts.
> What happens:
> - Launch Gimp
> - File -> Open
> - Browse to my Pictures folder
>  - Inside the Open File window, in my Pictures Folder, no images
>  - Changing to All Files, shows images
>  - No previews are shown
>  - Try to open an image (png) and get Error: File Type Not Recognized
> - Searched Google for general issues first
> - Uninstalled Gimp, Gegl, and Babl
> - Checked to make sure all Image libs are installed
>  - libpng, jpeg, libmng, tiff, giflib, jasper are all installed
> - Recompiled Babl, Gegl, and Gimp
>  - Same results
> /opt/local/lib/gimp/2.0/plug-ins does have all of the file-* files for
> each of the image types.
> /opt/local/etc/ contains what is expected, pango, gtk-2.0, and gimp with
> all of the module, loader, and rc files.
> From the command line I still see that DBUS error, and one other:
>   Error spawning command line `launchctl getenv
>   DBUS_LAUNCHD_SESSION_BUS_SOCKET': Child process killed by signal 11
>   (gimp:27425): LibGimpBase-WARNING **: gimp: gimp_wire_read(): error
> No other messages show up.
> I have in the process of recompiling Gimp, deleted all .folders in my
> home, as well as, ~/Library/Application Support/GIMP. To no avail, GIMP
> still does not recognize anything except .xcf file types.
> If this is a bug, is it on MacPorts, or is it something upstream?

My first suspicion would be that using the +quartz variant may be responsible.
Of course, undoing that selection is not so easy, since it may be any one of gimp's dependencies, and not just gimp itself, that needs to be rebuilt without the +quartz variant to fix this.

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