How to install povlinux-3.6

Asked by Luis M.Jacinto on 2015-01-21

Ubuntu 12.04

I download the file povlinux-3.6.tgz into a Home>“povray”. I unpack the file into the
same folder.
The instruction from Povray to install a file call “install” don't work.
Can you please help on this installation

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There is povray 3.7 here

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:arminha/private
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install povray

Luis M.Jacinto (ljacinto) said : #2

Thank you for quick response.
Warning of UNSUPPORTED should I carry on?

luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:arminha/private
[sudo] password for luis:
You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
 Private PPA: UNSUPPORTED, UNTESTED, PLEASE DO *NOT* USE.
 More info: https://launchpad.net/~arminha/+archive/ubuntu/private
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it
Just let me know if I should.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #3

Which Ubuntu version are you running?
Please provide the output of the terminal command

uname -a
lsb_release -crid

Is there a specific reason that you want to have povray version 3.6 and not the newer 3.7 version?

If you tried following the installation instructions in http://www.povray.org/download/linux.php
then on Ubuntu you have to replace steps 8 to 10 by the single command

sudo ./install

If you get any error message, please copy/paste the full text into this question document.

Luis M.Jacinto (ljacinto) said : #4

Ubuntu 12.04

luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$ uname -a
Linux luis-G41M-Combo 3.2.0-75-generic-pae #110-Ubuntu SMP Tue Dec 16 19:29:27 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$ lsb_release -crid
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$

The reason to have povray (povlinux for linux) is I made few drawings in CYCAS 3.90.4 public for Linux now to render need povray (any other suggestions).
Followed the same instructions, got a error on the command.

luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$ ~/povray> cd povray-3.6
bash: /home/luis/povray: Is a directory
luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$
This is the reason of writing.

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #5

I see two possibilities:

1. You can try installing povray from the povray web pages
2. You can try getting the (meanwhile deleted) povray 3.6 package for precise installed.

For option 2 do the following:
Open a terminal window and issue the commands

mkdir ~/povray/
cd ~/povray
wget -c https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/povray/1:3.6.1-12/+build/773255/+files/povray_3.6.1-12_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i povray_3.6.1-12_i386.deb
povray --help

( If required, similar commands exist for installing povray-includes, povray-doc and povray-examples.)

Luis M.Jacinto (ljacinto) said : #6

Unfortunately gave an error while installing.
Try to find the package in Synaptic warning come up that I have broken package on my system, looking in “Bronken dependencies” find is “povray”.
Terminal result:

luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$ mkdir ~/povray/
luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~$ cd ~/povray
luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~/povray$ wget -c https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/povray/1:3.6.1-12/+build/773255/+files/povray_3.6.1-12_i386.deb
--2015-01-22 12:09:13-- https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/povray/1:3.6.1-12/+build/773255/+files/povray_3.6.1-12_i386.deb
Resolving launchpad.net (launchpad.net)... 91.189.89.222, 91.189.89.223
Connecting to launchpad.net (launchpad.net)|91.189.89.222|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily
Location: https://launchpadlibrarian.net/19548160/povray_3.6.1-12_i386.deb [following]
--2015-01-22 12:09:17-- https://launchpadlibrarian.net/19548160/povray_3.6.1-12_i386.deb
Resolving launchpadlibrarian.net (launchpadlibrarian.net)... 91.189.89.229
Connecting to launchpadlibrarian.net (launchpadlibrarian.net)|91.189.89.229|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 667798 (652K) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: `povray_3.6.1-12_i386.deb'

100%[======================================>] 667 798 191K/s in 3,4s

2015-01-22 12:09:24 (191 KB/s) - `povray_3.6.1-12_i386.deb' saved [667798/667798]

luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~/povray$ sudo dpkg -i povray_3.6.1-12_i386.deb
[sudo] password for luis:
Selecting previously unselected package povray.
(Reading database ... 1251342 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking povray (from povray_3.6.1-12_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of povray:
 povray depends on libjpeg62; however:
  Package libjpeg62 is not installed.
dpkg: error processing povray (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 povray
luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~/povray$ povray --help
povray: error while loading shared libraries: libjpeg.so.62: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~/povray$

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7

Try

sudo apt-get install libjpeg62
povray --help

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #8

Oops. missed a command

sudo apt-get install libjpeg62
sudo dpkg --configure -a
povray --help
which povray

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