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  Re: building povray on the mac  
From: eeeeaaii
Date: 1 Mar 2012 15:45:00
Message: <web.4f4fded8f1404088fda0e8490@news.povray.org>
"eeeeaaii" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> I just wanted to drop a quick note to users who might want to use povray 3.6.1
> on Intel Macs, etc.
> Yes, it is possible to modify config files and compile directly from the unix
> sources, as posted here, but I've found a better way is to use Homebrew:
> http://mxcl.github.com/homebrew/
> Homebrew is a package manager for OSX.  Basically you just install homebrew by
> pasting this into a command prompt:
> /usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.github.com/gist/323731)"
> And then at the prompt type
> brew install povray
> That's it!  No messing about with config files or doing anything funky.
> I'm happy to have found this because I was having some serious problems with
> Apple's new LLVM version of GCC -- it wasn't compiling povray correctly and the
> program was behaving bizarrely.  Homebrew fixed the problem.

Looks like I spoke too soon.  Still having problems with the Homebrew version.
I believe the only way around this is to build it with a different version of
GCC.  I have gcc 4.6 now, I'll try that.

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