POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.unix : Some help needed : Re: Some help needed Server Time
3 Dec 2021 12:40:50 EST (-0500)
  Re: Some help needed  
From: William F Pokorny
Date: 19 May 2017 07:31:13
Message: <591ed781$1@news.povray.org>
On 05/18/2017 02:25 PM, clipka wrote:
> Folks,
> 
> we could use a bit of help to iron out a kink in the Unix build process:
> 
> Currently, our approach at identifying the version of the installed
> OpenEXR library is based on the `pkg-config` tool, which does not seem
> to be available on all systems (example: Mac OS X darwin 15.6.0).
> 
> My guess is that this approach was originally used because older
> versions of OpenEXR were pretty taciturn when it came to disclosing
> their version number.
> 
> However, modern versions of OpenEXR are much more cooperative in this
> respect, so getting the version information of those should be well
> possible even without `pkg-config`.
> 
> So it would be neat if someone with some rudimentary knowledge of
> Automake and a bit of Unix know-how could review the current mechanism,
> and amend it so that the OpenEXR version information is obtained in a
> more portable fashion when possible, and the `pkg-config`-based approach
> is only used as a fallback solution.
> 
> Any takers?
> 
I'll take a run at the update later today.

If successful, I'll assume you want the pull req against release/v3.7.1 
unless I hear otherwise.

Bill P.


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