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:
 More info:
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
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

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
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
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
--2015-01-22 12:09:13--
Resolving (,
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Moved Temporarily
Location: [following]
--2015-01-22 12:09:17--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||: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:
luis@luis-G41M-Combo:~/povray$ povray --help
povray: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #7


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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