I’ve installed ruby via the 1-click installer with defaults selected
(on a very clean win2000 machine), then I went to install GIMP, which
needs the latest GTK+2 runtime as a prerequisite. On installing the
GTK+2 i get this error:
Setup has found some DLL files, which may conflict with programs that
rely on GTK+ 2. To prevent such conflicts, Setup can automatically
rename these files.
Note: Renaming these files may cause other programs to stop working.
If you encounter such program, please read the FAQ at <
http://www2.arnes.si/~sopjsimo/gimp/faq.html> for possible solutions.
Following is the list of files, which would be renamed:
If you choose to rename these files, their extension will be changed
and then i’m given the option of renaming these dlls.
looking through the GIMP install FAQ documentation I see this:
Q* The GIMP installer informs me about conflicting DLL and
recommends to rename them. What does this mean?
A* Another program installed libraries with the same name as those
used by Gimp where they don’t belong. If these files are incompatible
with the libraries required by the GIMP, the GIMP may either fail to
load, or work incorrectly.
Q* I allowed the installer to rename conflicting DLL files, now
another program stopped working. What should I do?
A* Find the DLL file(s) the program is complaining about (it will
have the extension .dll.off), copy it to the program’s directory and
remove the .off extension.
unfortunately I don’t understand enough of this ‘dll hell’ to
understand the implications or what I should do here. Are any of you
able to share your wisdom as to what i should do?
thanks soooo much for the help!