Problem starting gimp

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Jul 29 17:44:23 UTC 2018

On Jul 29, 2018, at 12:24, Gregory Bonar wrote:

> I just installed Macports 2.5.3.
> When I try to start gimp I get the following messages:
> dyld: Library not loaded: /opt/local/lib/libpng14.14.dylib
>   Referenced from: /opt/local/bin/gimp
>   Reason: image not found
> Abort trap: 6
> I'm new to Macports.
> I just typed 'gimp' on the command line.
> Can you tell me the correct way to start gimp?
> MacOS 10.13.6
> Thanks

libpng14 is very old; MacPorts moved on to libpng15 in September 2012 and libpng16 in December 2013. So either you installed these ports many years ago, and need to upgrade them as Chris suggested, or you installed them recently but then ran an ancient binary installer of gimp which overwrote what MacPorts installed; if the latter, then we don't know what all got overwritten, so your best bet is to uninstall all ports and then reinstall the ones you want.

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