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  Re: povray 3.6 on Snow Leopard / X11  
From: lainal
Date: 26 Oct 2011 02:35:00
Message: <web.4ea7a7ffc3cac3331fd128320@news.povray.org>
"TSGM" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> "lainal" <dla### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> > Gents,
> >
> > For those interested in, I managed to compile povray 3.6 on Mac OS 10.8 since I
> > didn't found any working version on the Web (PPC distribution is hitting Rosetta
> > issues). Hereafter the way I went in 7 steps:
> > 0 - Download the source code for Linux / Generic and unarchive
> > 1 - hack all 3 "configure.ac" files to add "foreign" in the parameters of the
> > macro "AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE"  (some GNU distribution mandatory files are missing)
> > 2 - create the configure script with autoreconf -i
> > 3 - edit the top "configure" and add at the 1st active line the following:
> >       ac_cv_prog_egrep=/usr/bin/egrep
> > 4 - Configure with:
> >       CFLAGS="-m32" CXXFLAGS="-m32" \
> >       ./configure COMPILED_BY="<your mail address>" --with-x
> > 5 - make
> > 6 - make install (possibly preceded by su)
> >
>
> Dear Dominique,
>
> I too am running OSX Lion and I'm trying to install POVRay. Unfortunately, I'm
> quite clueless about Unix, so I'm hoping you (or someone else) can clarify your
> instructions. For example, I'm already lost on step 1 (what configure.ac files?)
>
> I would most appreciate it if you could guide me through the installation and
> compilation process, on the assumption that I know little about using make files
> or unix in general.
>
> Thanks!

OK. I was a little too quick I guess. Sorry for that. The distrib to download is
at this location:
http://www.povray.org/redirect/www.povray.org/ftp/pub/povray/Official/Unix/povray-3.6.tar.bz2

I guess it will go in Download. Then you open a terminal, go to this directory.

1. Unarchive: "tar xjf povray-3.6.tar.bz2" and go to the source directory
(povray-3.6.1).

2. There are three "configure.ac" files in the sources tree:
......./configure.ac
......./libraries/png/configure.ac
......./libraries/zlib/configure.ac
You have to edit them, find the AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE macros. It should look like:

AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([1.7 ...])

You have to add "foreign". Then it should look like:

AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE([foreign 1.7 ...])

This for all three files.

3. Then from the top source directory (povray-3.6.1 currently), you type
"autoreconf -i" and you wait a little bit. After a while, there's a "configure"
script which has been created. You have to edit it and add the line as
explained. For me, after adding the line, it looks like:

...........
## --------------------- ##
## M4sh Initialization.  ##
## --------------------- ##

ac_cv_prog_egrep=/usr/bin/egrep

# Be more Bourne compatible
...........

4. The rest is straightforward. Still from the top source directory, you type:

CFLAGS="-m32" CXXFLAGS="-m32" ./configure COMPILED_BY="email" --with-x

Then you type "make" and you wait for a while.

If no errors occur, then "make install" and that's it.

Happy install !

- Dominique


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