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From: pietro72prog
Subject: PovRay does not start
Date: 18 Mar 2022 10:35:00
Message: <web.623497a958cd70bed40947739db6a733@news.povray.org>
Google translation:

Good morning

PovRay no longer works for me
It gives me the following error:

peter @ peter-ubuntu-nb: ~ $ povray
povray: cannot open the user configuration file
/home/pietro/.povray/3.7/povray.conf: No such file or directory

Problem with option setting
povray
No input file provided
pietro @ pietro-ubuntu-nb: ~ $ povray + I "/ home / pietro / MEGA / System to
create perspectives and axonometries by hand / Guide by line from drawing with
variable arch_asseblato 3D.pov" + W1024 + H736 + AM2 + A + O "/ home / pietro /
MEGA / System to create perspectives and axonometries by hand / Guide by line
for variable arch drawing_asseblato 3D_pov.png"
povray: cannot open the user configuration file
/home/pietro/.povray/3.7/povray.conf: No such file or directory

Problem with option setting
povray + I / home / pietro / MEGA / System to create perspectives and
axonometries by hand / 3D guide for variable arch drawing_asseblato.pov + W1024
+ H736 + AM2 + A + O / home / pietro / MEGA / System to create Perspectives and
axonometries by hand / Guide by line from drawing with variable arch
3D_assembled_pov.png
Failed to parse command-line option
peter @ peter-ubuntu-nb: ~ $

I also tried creating a link and making an empty povray.conf file:

peter @ peter-ubuntu-nb: ~ $ ln -s / etc / povray / .povray

peter @ peter-ubuntu-nb: ~ $ mkdir -p /home/pietro/.povray/3.7
peter @ peter-ubuntu-nb: ~ $ touch /home/pietro/.povray/3.7/povray.conf

But it still doesn't work

Is there any other way to make it work?
In case I thought I'd try to compile the source files


Pietro
http://creativitainformaticart.altervista.org


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From: William F Pokorny
Subject: Re: PovRay does not start
Date: 18 Mar 2022 13:30:11
Message: <6234c1a3$1@news.povray.org>
On 3/18/22 10:31, pietro72prog wrote:
> PovRay no longer works for me
> It gives me the following error:
> 
> peter @ peter-ubuntu-nb: ~ $ povray
> povray: cannot open the user configuration file
> /home/pietro/.povray/3.7/povray.conf: No such file or directory

The lack of a valid povray.conf file should not stop a render.

Try:

povray --version

If you get version information povray is running. Then try:

touch void.pov
povray +ivoid.pov

This should render a blank screen and create a blamk void.png file.

---
I think problem you have is with the spaces in the long file path/name. 
In v3.6/v3.7/v3.8 the unix/linux space handling is messed up(a) in a way 
which requires weird specifications where spaces are involved.

It should be for v3.7/v3.8 the following works:

touch 'void void.pov'
povray +i \""void void.pov"\"

so long as you otherwise get the file path and name right.

Bill P.


(a) - This oddness is fixed in my povr branch so either of the following 
more usual file specifications with spaces work:

povr +i"void void.pov"

or

povr +ivoid\ void.pov


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From: pietro72prog
Subject: Re: PovRay does not start
Date: 19 Mar 2022 18:50:00
Message: <web.62365d0ed554561f149546149db6a733@news.povray.org>
Thanks, yes now it works, probably the problem was the spaces in the path names,
I hadn't thought about it or I didn't remember anymore (I had already done some
rendering tests some time ago using FreeCAD and PovRay
https://creativitainformaticart.altervista.org/Prove_FreeCAD_Povray/), I solved
it by replacing the spaces with the crate "_"


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