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18 Oct 2021 16:38:43 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Yet ANOTHER silently missing dev library  
From: jr
Date: 9 Oct 2021 03:50:00
Message: <web.6161494149d2ae425bd1b3ba6cde94f1@news.povray.org>
hi,

"The Traveler" <jho### [at] northrimnet> wrote:
> Cousin Ricky <ric### [at] yahoocom> wrote:
> > ... in one case because POV-Ray compiled to completion even though a
> > prereq dev library was among those yanked away by a distro upgrade.
> > ...
> > Speaking of which, why did I have to recompile anything in the first
> > place?  I didn't have to recompile 3.5 or 3.6 or MegaPOV.  But POV-Ray
> > 3.7, 3.8-beta, the master branch, and UberPOV all choked on incompatible
> > library versions, for more than one upgrade.  Is there some way to build
> > POV-Ray for Unix/Linux so that I don't have to recompile the damn things
> > every time I do an OS upgrade?  This is not a workable system!
>
> I have the same conundrum. I tinker with my Ubuntu-based distro constantly so
> recompiling povray is second nature now. This is my install loadout on Lubuntu:

could either (or both) of you using the "wrong" command sequence when
updating/upgrading?  not familiar enough with 'apt' but the package manager
definitely should be able to add a new library without removing an existing; for
instance, I have libpng libraries for three versions on the same machine -- that
is what .so version numbers are for.


> > So it looks like OpenEXR was the last library that I didn't have.  N.B.
> > I also had to install openexr-devel to get EXR to work in POV-Ray.

"sane" operating environments do not split packages into -dev, -doc, whatever.
;-)


regards, jr.


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