This morning I found this stupid problem, when starting gimp, it complains about the freetype vesion.
I ran rpm --rebuilddb, rpm -qa | grep -i freetype. The answer is freetype-devel-2.1.9-1 and freetype-2.1.9-1.
But gimp says The GIMP requires FreeType version 2.1.7 or later. Installed FreeType version is 2.1.4.
rpm --erase freetype.... gives freetype = 2.1.9-1 is needed by (installed) freetype-devel-2.1.9-1.i386
Can someone give me a hand... to solve this.