POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.unix : Make fails on install : Re: Make fails on install Server Time
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  Re: Make fails on install  
From: clipka
Date: 3 May 2015 15:01:32
Message: <5546708c@news.povray.org>
Am 03.05.2015 um 16:15 schrieb Drew:
>
> Thanks, I tried that, and also the directions at:
>
https://ubuntu4questions.wordpress.com/2015/01/13/how-do-i-install-the-ray-tracing-application-pov-ray-on-12-04/
>
> Does that not load the master instead of the branch?

It does indeed, as demonstrated by the output of ./configure:

> ===============================================================================
> Configure POV-Ray version 3.7.1-alpha.8032017
> ===============================================================================

If you really want to get the 3.7.0 stable (which carries the official 
label "v3.7.0.0" in the git repository) in this manner, you'll need to 
issue an additional git command:

     git clone https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray.git
     git checkout v3.7.0.0

However, this really isn't the recommended way to get the POV-Ray source 
code, as it actually copies the entire git repository (i.e. each and 
every version) to your local computer, which is probably not what most 
people want.

While you can also use the git command to get a snapshot of any 
particular version of POV-Ray, my personal recommendation would be to 
just download an archive of the desired version from the github website, 
extract it into an empty directory, and commence with the prebuild step 
from there.

At the time of writing, the following links should take you directly to 
the download of for the 3.7.0 stable and the latest version from the 
master branch, respectively:

     https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray/archive/v3.7.0.0.tar.gz
     https://github.com/POV-Ray/povray/archive/master.tar.gz


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