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From: dick balaska
Subject: ubuntu 16.04 burp
Date: 5 Feb 2017 08:46:14
Message: <5896e656$1@news.povray.org>
Apparently, I updated this box from ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 last year, 
(since I last ran my renderfarm) and my homebuilt povray371 dies. (I'm 
ok with that)

$ git clone https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray.git
$ git checkout release/v3.7.1

$ cd unix ; ./prebuild.sh ; cd ..
$ ./configure BY="me"

checking whether to use the PNG library... yes
checking for library containing png_get_libpng_ver... no
configure: error: cannot find a suitable PNG library

No -lpng ? How odd.
Google says I want libpng12, which is what I have.

dig dig dig.

sudo apt-get install libpng-dev
sudo apt-get install libjpeg-dev
sudo apt-get install libtiff-dev

Wait. I saw a list somewhere someone had put together of these. Boy that 
would be helpful now.

$ make
$ unix/povray
...
and we're on our way
-- 
dik


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From: clipka
Subject: Re: ubuntu 16.04 burp
Date: 5 Feb 2017 14:19:30
Message: <58973472$1@news.povray.org>
Am 05.02.2017 um 09:46 schrieb dick balaska:

> checking whether to use the PNG library... yes
> checking for library containing png_get_libpng_ver... no
> configure: error: cannot find a suitable PNG library
> 
> No -lpng ? How odd.
> Google says I want libpng12, which is what I have.
> 
> dig dig dig.
> 
> sudo apt-get install libpng-dev
> sudo apt-get install libjpeg-dev
> sudo apt-get install libtiff-dev
> 
> Wait. I saw a list somewhere someone had put together of these. Boy that
> would be helpful now.

You mean, like the list in "unix\README.md"? ;)

I concede POV-Ray for Unix/Linux would greatly benefit from someone
investing some TLC into the installation instructions, and maybe also
the installation procedure as such.

Ideally, that person would be a regular Unix/Linux user. I, for
instance, am not.


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