POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.general : POV-Ray for Android : Re: POV-Ray for Android Server Time
28 Sep 2021 16:24:25 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray for Android  
From: Bill Pragnell
Date: 21 Jun 2021 12:50:00
Message: <web.60d0c1fd19807c8ab96893c06f35e431@news.povray.org>
"Mr" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> the "Discussion" tab at the very top, left of the page should normally allow
> any user to input something there. If it does prompt you to create an account,
> follow indications and normally your new account at the end should immediately
> be able to add content to the Discussion page

Possibly I'm just being dim, but I see no controls in the Discussion tab that
would allow editing or link to anything connected to editing. If I go to 'Log
in' I'm offered no option to create an account.

While it's fresh in my mind, I'll just list what I did here for now.

I installed the packages individually because I was reading up on each one as I
went, but I think what I did was equivalent to:

pkg upgrade
pkg install git make automake autoconf clang boost libjpeg libpng libtiff
git clone https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray

I notice the existing guide specifies imagemagick; I don't think this is
necessary for a minimal povray build, but it is useful and I presume it brings
the image libs with it. For my system, zlib was already installed, and openexr
doesn't seem to be available for Termux.

I followed the unix build instructions for non-privileged users, supplying an
install target directory under my home directory at configure:

cd povray/unix
../prebuild.sh
cd ../
../configure --prefix=/absolute/install/path COMPILED_BY="name <email>"
make
make install

Aside from --prefix, the default configure worked fine. Once the build had
completed, I then started looking for ways to streamline further tinkering.

The Termux wiki [https://wiki.termux.com/wiki/Main_Page] is particularly helpful
in this regard; I soon found out about [termux-setup-storage] to enable writing
to communal areas of the device. I also found it necessary to create
~/.termux/termux.properties to add left/right arrows to the extra keys row (I
ended up using the example extra keys in the wiki).

I added my install location to PATH in ~/.bashrc so I could run POV-Ray from
anywhere in the file tree, and I can confirm that setting Output_File_Name to
storage/dcim/POVRay/ or similar sends the output to the standard images
directory.

I think that's everything!

Bill


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