I was recently trying to load an image via a URL in gimp. A gimp that I had built myself. It gives an error like:

Opening 'http://...' failed:
Could not open 'http://...' for reading: No such file or directory

It seems my gimp was building with gio/gvfs, but still failing to load the URL, so during build I added
–without-gio and –without-gnomvfs to configure, and then it would build with libcurl (see the output of configure to confirm). Don’t forget to actually install libcurl:

yum install curl-devel

and rebuild (no easy task if you are using CentOS).

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