flatpak package does not find third party plugins copied to path given by Preferences>Folders>Plugins dialog
GIMP version: 2.10.10
Note: bug reporters are expected to have verified the bug still exists either in the last stable version of GIMP or on updated development code (master branch).
Operating System: Ubuntu 16.04
Description of the bug
Preferences>Folders>Plugins dialog shows a path e.g. /home/bootch/.var/app.org.gimp.GIMP/config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins but plugins copied to that directory are not loaded by GIMP.
Plugins copied to /home/bootch/.config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins are loaded by GIMP, but Preferences>Folders>Plugins does not show that path.
Is the bug reproducible? Always
- Install Gimp using flatpak
- Copy valid, executable third-party plugin files (binary executables or Python files) to ~/.var/app.org.gimp.GIMP/config/GIMP/2.10/plug-ins
flatpak run org.gimp.GIMP//stable
Expected result: plugins loaded and appear in the GIMP menus
Actual result: not appear
Not a serious bug, the bug shows its own workaround.
Specifically I built and attempted to install resynthesizer. (I am the maintainer.)
Maybe its some flatpak sandbox magic that I don't understand.
I reported an earlier bug about the Preferences>Folders>Plugins dialog, I recall it was a bug in the "Show File Browser" icon.