I wanted to install GIMP just like installing it on Windows using the exe or msi file. Where can I find the RPM file so I can just issue the command

rpm -ivh gimp-2.8.14-x86_64.rpm

I like to install files as easy as that. Is it possible?

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    Unlike with Windows, it is typical for software packages to come from the distribution you are using, rather than directly from the software's authors. So, this will depend on what distribution you are using. Fedora? openSUSE? Mandriva? Something else? – mattdm Mar 3 '15 at 15:23
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    "I like to install files as easy as that." -> Why would you bother when it is even easier to just yum install gimp? Done. What you are asking about is actually the awkward, difficult, and totally pointless way. – goldilocks Mar 3 '15 at 15:31
  • @goldilocks I'm used to installing software in offline mode. YUM needs internet connection so I like using the command RPM (the offline way). – marion-jeff Mar 3 '15 at 15:43
  • You should have put that in your question; if you are doing something even slightly unorthodox, make it clear. Right now, it appears as if you do not understand the basics of using a package manager. So all apologies -- but I'll leave my comment for posterity lest you confuse someone else with this. – goldilocks Mar 3 '15 at 15:55

Gimp doesn't provide compiled .deb or .rpm files, so if you want it and don't want to compile source code check the repositories of your distribution or go to sites as:



Search for gimp, you will see a list of downloadable rpm files ordered by version, architecture and OS version.


If you downloaded the RPM then it will be in ~/downloads, but if you installed it with cURL or wget then it is in the directory you downloaded it to. More information on the RPM's location and/or where you got it from would be helpful.
If you do not know where it is, type find / -name gimp-2.8.14-x86_64.rpm into the terminal.
As for possibility, yes you can do rpm -i rpmName.

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