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From: Rob
Subject: beta 29 linux problems...
Date: 4 Jan 2009 16:35:00
Message: <web.4960e481cf8be8c9360c96990@news.povray.org>
Ok, I've found the time-limit workaround, however when ever I try to render a
scene povray outputs this:

povray: this pre-release version of POV-Ray for Unix expires in 5 day(s) and 5
hour(s)
Unknown error code

Has anyone else had this problem?


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From: Nicolas Alvarez
Subject: Re: beta 29 linux problems...
Date: 4 Jan 2009 17:23:15
Message: <4960f083@news.povray.org>
Rob wrote:
> Ok, I've found the time-limit workaround, however when ever I try to
> render a scene povray outputs this:
> 
> povray: this pre-release version of POV-Ray for Unix expires in 5 day(s)
> and 5 hour(s)
> Unknown error code
> 
> Has anyone else had this problem?

There was info about this problem in this newsgroup *yesterday*!

There is no workaround anymore, beta 29 has permanently expired this time.
Wait for beta 30.


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From: Rob
Subject: Re: beta 29 linux problems...
Date: 4 Jan 2009 18:10:00
Message: <web.4960f9b035166235360c96990@news.povray.org>
Nicolas Alvarez <nic### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> There is no workaround anymore, beta 29 has permanently expired this time.

this seemed to work:

#povray --betacode
829964851
#POVRAY_BETA=829964851 povray
povray: this pre-release version of POV-Ray for Unix expires in 5 day(s) and 4
hour(s)
No input file provided
#

I doubt the unknown error-code thing has anything to do with the expiration.

Anyway, I just tried installing from source, and the same thing happens. Anyone
know of a line in a source file that can be changed? I had a little look for
myself, but couldn't find anything.


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From: Chris Cason
Subject: Re: beta 29 linux problems...
Date: 4 Jan 2009 19:28:45
Message: <49610ded@news.povray.org>
Rob wrote:
> Anyway, I just tried installing from source, and the same thing happens. Anyone
> know of a line in a source file that can be changed? I had a little look for
> myself, but couldn't find anything.

look in vfe.cpp at around line 751 (after "xtime_get(&t, TIME_UTC);") and
modify the following line to read as follows:

  if (t.sec > 1262296800)

This will set the hard timeout to 1 Jan 2010.

-- Chris


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: beta 29 linux problems...
Date: 5 Jan 2009 04:45:01
Message: <web.49618e9a35166235c38b01850@news.povray.org>
"Rob" <z_l### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
> I doubt the unknown error-code thing has anything to do with the expiration.

It has. This is a slightly different mechanism than the renew-me-every-week one,
and this "unknown" error is the all-too-well known symptom of it.


> Anyway, I just tried installing from source, and the same thing happens. Anyone
> know of a line in a source file that can be changed? I had a little look for
> myself, but couldn't find anything.

If you don't want to wait for the beta 30 Linux binary, look in vfe.cpp.
VirtualFrontEnd::Start() is the thing you will want to patch.


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From: mkoster
Subject: Re: beta 29 linux problems...
Date: 30 Jan 2009 02:50:01
Message: <web.49826a7f3516623596066cf40@news.povray.org>
"clipka" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> "Rob" <z_l### [at] hotmailcom> wrote:
> > I doubt the unknown error-code thing has anything to do with the expiration.
>
> It has. This is a slightly different mechanism than the renew-me-every-week one,
> and this "unknown" error is the all-too-well known symptom of it.
>
>
> > Anyway, I just tried installing from source, and the same thing happens. Anyone
> > know of a line in a source file that can be changed? I had a little look for
> > myself, but couldn't find anything.
>
> If you don't want to wait for the beta 30 Linux binary, look in vfe.cpp.
> VirtualFrontEnd::Start() is the thing you will want to patch.

Where do I find file vfe.cpp - it doesn't seem to be installed. Is this file
required to be changed before compiling the program?

thanks a lot


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: beta 29 linux problems...
Date: 30 Jan 2009 16:35:00
Message: <web.49832bda35166235bdc576310@news.povray.org>
"mkoster" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> > If you don't want to wait for the beta 30 Linux binary, look in vfe.cpp.
> > VirtualFrontEnd::Start() is the thing you will want to patch.
>
> Where do I find file vfe.cpp - it doesn't seem to be installed. Is this file
> required to be changed before compiling the program?

It's one of POV-Ray's C++ source code files, so yes - if you want it to have any
effect, you need to compile afterwards...


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