Installation Error

Hello everyone,

I am very sorry to ask a question of such a basic level in the forum. Despite my efforts, I couldn’t solve it on my own.

Before installing the software, I installed these libraries: “tcsh csh ghostscript imagemagick libx11-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dev xutils-dev”. Then, I ran the ./makeall install command, but encountered the following error:

Which part of the process am I doing wrong?

Thank you.

Hello Soushiyant,

Welcome to the forum!

This is the first time I’ve seen such an error. It appears to occur at this point in the installib script:

(cd lib ; tar -cf - *) | (cd $ldir ; tar -xf -)

This line is supposed to copy the contents of the ray/lib directory to the chosen library location, usually “/usr/local/lib/ray”. It seems that your installed version of tar (which is an old and basic Unix tool) is defective. You may have to reinstall it, or just respond “no” when makeall asks you if you want to copy the library files and do it yourself, manually.


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