Re: [Gimp-user] Misleading reply to a FAQ for installing a GIMP2.6 Windows 7-32 executable

Let the kids finger paint over the cracked walls. 

As far as Gimp. I don't know about the other issues, but rename intl dll intl-old.dll

Then re-install Gimp.

There is no feasible way to hold someone's hand through troubleshooting Gimp though. Because it is open 
source there are morose bugs that a user must muddle through when things go wrong.

Good luck!


Sent from my shoe.

On Jan 17, 2012, at 4:10 AM, NoviceGimper <forums gimpusers com> wrote:

Hi - I was wondering if you managed to resolve this issue.  I have the same problem - and I have an HP 
Probook4530s with a CORE i5 processor.  I am not that clued up with computers or how they work so I need 
someone to hold my hand through this process.  I also get the "The procedure entry point libintl_snprintf 
could not be located in the dynamic link library intl.dll." error when I try to start GIMP. 
I went into System 32 files and found the intl.dll file - but what exactly must I rename itto (as advised 
by the FAQ section).  

And as I see in this post - it causes some other logon problem - and I dont know what this means or what he 
is even talking about.  But whatever it is I dont want it to do the same on my pc.  

Can some kind person please walk me through the fix process step-by-step (like you are talking to someone 
who is a real idiot).

Please - I do like GIMP and I am using it to make posters and images for my classroom - so it will be great 
if someone can help me out....and the children will have something better to look at than broken and 
cracked walls

I just got started with GIMP2.6 but only after reading (and acting on the advice of) the following item in 
the FAQ list: > FAQ: I'm getting The procedure entry point libintl_snprintf could not be located in the 
dynamic link library intl.dll. when I try to run GIMP or use plug-ins. How do I fix it?>>         Some 
broken application placed a file named intl.dll to your Windows orWindows\System32 directory. Rename it, 
and GIMP will work fine. On my HP under Windows 7-32 it is true that GIMP2.6  was installed only when 
intl.dll was renamed and then it worked fine. However intl.dll in folder Windows\System32 was hardly 
placed there by some broken application. It is used by LoginUI.exe, the user interface for the logon 
screen! When intl.dll is restored to recover the use of that interface then GIMP2.6 ceases to function. Is 
there a better and safe way out of that predicament (which IMO should  then replace the unwise FAQ reply 
reproduced above)? Many thanks for any reply or for in
dicating a way to search the archives of this mail list for some answers.    

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