GIMP 2.8.14 on Yosemite Does Not Recognize Image File Types

Jeff Singleton gvibe06 at
Sun Oct 26 16:52:43 PDT 2014

On 10/26/14, 6:46 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
> 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.

Aww man...don't say that. I hate the X11 way. I don't know why, it just
bugs me when X11 has to launch before launching any Apps that rely on
it. I don't mind recompiling everything, but I just can't bring myself
to use X11 on my Mac.

Keep in mind, this only started on Yosemite. Everything worked great
under Mavericks.

Could it be a issue with the clang, maybe the way it links libraries?

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