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21 Jul 2024 07:13:41 EDT (-0400)
  Re: POV-Ray related notes on upgrade to Ubuntu 20.04.1  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 25 Jan 2021 23:29:06
Message: <600f9a92$1@news.povray.org>
I am going to try running POV under Ubuntu soon.

Is there an installation tutorial somewhere?

What editor do you recommend? I would prefer something like the Windows 
editor so I don't have to learn multiple things at the same time.



On 10/1/2020 5:03 AM, William F Pokorny wrote:
> Notes on what I noticed related to POV-Ray.
> I've upgraded my main machine to Ubuntu 20.04.1. While I do my own 
> compiles and run time set ups. I did look some at the povray package
> and into couple of "no longer supported by Canonical packages" used by 
> those compiling there own versions of povray.
> With the later, the support for doxygen and sld1.2 development packages 
> apparently no longer comes from Canonical - but they are still Debian 
> packages and installed/install-able. In other words the Debian packages 
> are now used straight up is the change.
> In a surprise - to me at least - the Debian folks (bullseye) have split 
> the povray (1: installation into several packages:
> fonts-povray - Persistence of vision raytracer (3D renderer) fonts
> povray - Persistence of vision raytracer (3D renderer)
> povray-doc - Persistence of vision raytracer (3D renderer) documentation
> povray-examples - Persistence of vision raytracer (3D renderer) sample 
> files
> povray-includes - Persistence of vision raytracer (3D renderer) include 
> files
> I think this sort of split a good idea. It more or less matches what 
> I've done in povr for my own development. Excepting, thus far I've kept 
> a few core include files(8) with povray itself. The functions.inc file 
> especially is strongly coupled/aligned to the particular povray compile 
> due the inbuilt (c++ compiled) functions.
> I think all good. I was worried about the includes, but that package is 
> marked as a recommended one so it will get installed too - unless a user 
> does something uncommon to suppress the installation of recommended 
> packages. Further the fonts are in the include package too as always so 
> povray will find them.
> Props to the Debian package folks for fonts-povray. What they've done 
> there is create a package putting the povray fonts in:
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/povray/crystal.ttf
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/povray/cyrvetic.ttf
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/povray/povlogo.ttf
> /usr/share/fonts/truetype/povray/timrom.ttf
> which means a good many editors will pick them up if that package is 
> installed.
> The one other change I picked up is the scene files are now installed 
> in: /usr/share/doc/povray/examples. The scenes were previously installed 
> in: /usr/share/povray/scenes.
> Aside: With previous debian/ubuntu/other-linux packages or if using the 
> usual build and install scripts yourself, 'povray' likely 'povray-3.7' 
> or similar on your system. Further, the directories involved might be 
> /usr/local/share over /usr/share.
> Bill P.

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