Radiance/FreeBSD ambient bug found and fixed

According to Greg, there is

a long-standing bug in the ambient file synchronization, which for some odd reason only shows up under FreeBSD. The fixed version of ray/src/rt/ambient.c is now checked into HEAD, and is recommended for anyone running Radiance and using ambient files under FreeBSD.

The fix is in today's CVS snapshot. It might also be of value to non-BSD users who have been seeing intermittent ambient file corruption.

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Randolph M. Fritz • [email protected]
Environmental Energy Technologies Division • Lawrence Berkeley Labs

Hi Randolph - I updated the ambient.c file in /usr/local/ray/src/rt/
and re-ran rmake in that same directory.

The previous ambient.c got renamed to ambient.c- and affected rpict
rtrace and rview binaries got replaced with the previous ones in
/usr/local/ray/bin/previous

perhaps you could test...

-Dan

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On Thu, Oct 14, 2010 at 11:46 AM, Randolph M. Fritz <[email protected]> wrote:

According to Greg, there is

a long-standing bug in the ambient file synchronization, which for some
odd reason only shows up under FreeBSD. The fixed version of
ray/src/rt/ambient.c is now checked into HEAD, and is recommended for anyone
running Radiance and using ambient files under FreeBSD.

The fix is in today's CVS snapshot. It might also be of value to non-BSD
users who have been seeing intermittent ambient file corruption.
--
Randolph M. Fritz • [email protected]
Environmental Energy Technologies Division • Lawrence Berkeley Labs

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