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25 May 2024 23:28:20 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Unable to compile under Ubuntu 14.04  
From: Adolph
Date: 31 Oct 2014 06:15:00
Message: <web.54535ffe7fde29f0df8684220@news.povray.org>
Le_Forgeron <jgr### [at] freefr> wrote:
> Le 22/03/2014 22:19, Hadmut Danisch nous fit lire :
> > Hi,
> >
> > I can't compile povray under Ubuntu 14.04. It fails in the configure stage:
> >
> > ./configure COMPILED_BY="your name <email@address>"
> >
> Same old story, same workaround when using gcc compiler:
> ./configure ... LIBS="-lboost_system -lboost_thread"

  As of 31-10-2014, Povray 3.7 Stable, for Unix, will not compile.
 First problem is the need to enter the Unix directory and run prebuild.sh, as
it is nowhere mentioned in the documentation.
   First error is the BOOST error, thread lib not working. This is fixed with -
LIBS="-lboost_system -lboost_thread" --with-x --disable-io-restrictions. The x
and io stuff are to ease use.
  The second fault is -
 checking that generated files are newer than configure... done
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: error: cannot find input file: `Makefile.in'
  Makefile.in is indeed absent.
  The Makefile.in in unix is blank.
  This is total failure.
  I bought up the Git page, as instructed before, and by a dint of random
clicking managed to obtain Povray-Master. How I don't know.  Did the prebuild.sh
thing, cd .. to the Pov root, ./configure stuff -

apoof@Solaris:~/tmp/povray-3.7-stable$ ./configure COMPILED_BY="apoof
<Apo### [at] gmxcom>" LIBS="-lboost_system -lboost_thread" --with-x

This worked.
Hope this helps some others.

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