"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.
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