Installation instructions for the source patches
Patching the POV-Ray / MegaPOV sources
Building the patched POV-Ray / MegaPOV sources
Installing the binary
Nicolas Calimet <email@example.com>
Updated Apr 23, 2006
These installation instructions detail how to apply the featured patches to the source code of POV-Ray 3.6.1 or MegaPOV 1.2.1 for Unix. If you don't feel like patching and compiling the POV-Ray or MegaPOV sources, you may try the pre-compiled 32 bit PC-Linux binaries instead.
Each patch is applied individually and in any order, as follows:
# unpatch the povray-3.6.1/ sources with the old patch (here version 0.5.0) bzcat povray-3.6.1-fb-0.5.0.diff.bz2 | patch -p0 -f -R
# patch the povray-3.6.1/ sources with version 0.7.1 bzcat povray-3.6.1-fb-0.7.1.diff.bz2 | patch -p0 -f
In case the POV-Ray source files are not located in the expected povray-3.6.1/ directory, one can do instead:
# go to the alternate source directory and strip the # first directory in the patch filenames with -p1 cd povray-to-patch/ bzcat povray-3.6.1-fb-0.7.1.diff.bz2 | patch -p1 -f
Refer to the patch(1) manual for additional options.
Note: There might be a few warnings about rejected patches for the bootstrap file, depending on whether you applied other patches first; those can be ignored. If you face rejected patches (typically reported as "FAILED") for other files, something goes wrong; try patching again a clean source distribution.
Note: Bootstrapping the POV-Ray or MegaPOV sources requires having the GNU autotools installed, i.e. autoconf and automake. POV-Ray 3.6.1 requires at least autoconf 2.57 and automake 1.7. MegaPOV 1.2.1 requires at least autoconf 2.59 and automake 1.9.
Build the new binary as follows:
./configure && make check
Otherwise, one can follow the steps 3. and 4. for the installation of the PC-Linux binaries.