'There were some errors'- Radiance Installation

Hi Everyone,

I am trying to install Radiance latest version 5.0.a.4 in a Cluster (I don't have root access). So i tried installing it in my home folder. The installation ended with 'There were some errors'. Checking the error log I have seen the following error.

cd ../libtiff ; make install
/bin/sh: line 0: cd: tiff: No such file or directory
/bin/sh: ./configure: No such file or directory
/bin/sh: line 6: cd: port: No such file or directory
make[1]: Entering directory `/software/users/FMTGA/Radiance-5.0.a.4/src/px'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `all'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/software/users/FMTGA/Radiance-5.0.a.4/src/px'
/bin/sh: line 7: cd: ../libtiff: No such file or directory
make[1]: Entering directory `/software/users/FMTGA/Radiance-5.0.a.4/src/px'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `install'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/software/users/FMTGA/Radiance-5.0.a.4/src/px'
make: *** [../lib/libtiff.a] Error 2

Is it because of lack of root access or something else? Could anyone please help me with doing a successful installation.

Best Regards,
Raghu

I would also recommend getting the latest-latest version of the source code, either from the CVS or the NREL mirror here:

https://github.com/NREL/Radiance/releases/tag/5.0.a.8

Source code snapshot from just last week:
https://github.com/NREL/Radiance/archive/5.0.a.8.tar.gz

There is also a tarball of pre-compiled binaries for Linux (built on a 64-bit Ubuntu machine) up there, if that helps:
https://github.com/NREL/Radiance/releases/download/5.0.a.8/radiance-5.0.a.8-Linux.tar.gz

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On 2/16/16, 12:35 PM, "Greg Ward" <gregoryjward@gmail.com<mailto:gregoryjward@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hi Raghu,

You need to download and overlay the auxiliary files to get the src/px/tiff directory (among other things) from:

http://www.radiance-online.org/download-install/radiance-source-code/un-official-head-version/index.html

Cheers,
-Greg

Your materials issue may be simply that you are missing the "materials=" line in your rad file. That line is where you can list all the rad files that contain material descriptions. This assumes that the translator actually splits the material refs out to separate file(s). You may have some path issues here as well, like your RAYPATH variable may not be set, or it may not have the working directory ('.') in the path.

Pretty sure Axel's tutorials and others out there include details on these issues.

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On 2/17/16, 9:29 AM, "Greg Ward" <gregoryjward@gmail.com<mailto:gregoryjward@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hi Raghu,

Radiance doesn't come with standard materials. I don't know what kind of environment the ESP-r modeler expects. You'll have to ask them.

Regarding your issue with rad terminating immediately, this is because you did not remove your earlier output files. Rad works like the "make" command, and assumes there is nothing to do if the targets are up to date. Remove them and run it again.

Follow Axel's advice and educate yourself a bit more about Radiance. Read the man pages carefully for the commands you are using. Most can be found at <http://radsite.lbl.gov/radiance/whatis.html>

Cheers,
-Greg

From: Raghuram Kalyanam <kalyanam@rhrk.uni-kl.de<mailto:kalyanam@rhrk.uni-kl.de>>

Subject: Re: [Radiance-general] 'There were some errors'- Radiance Installation

Date: February 17, 2016 12:11:11 AM PST

Hi Greg,

After Overlaying should I install once again or leave it. Actually I tried installing then it threw error related to changes in the build environment and failed once again.

I am transforming a ESP-r model to Radiance model. All rad,mat & rif files are generated but when octree is made there are errors like 'undefined Modifier'. It seems the materials that are in rad file are not in mat. How could that be missing? Now I suspect there is something missing in my libraries. Where would be material related files in Radiance? Are those in Objects?

Best Regards,
Raghu

On Feb 16, 2016, at 8:35 PM, Greg Ward <gregoryjward@gmail.com<mailto:gregoryjward@gmail.com>> wrote:

Hi Raghu,

You need to download and overlay the auxiliary files to get the src/px/tiff directory (among other things) from:

http://www.radiance-online.org/download-install/radiance-source-code/un-official-head-version/index.html

Cheers,
-Greg

From: Raghuram Kalyanam <kalyanam@rhrk.uni-kl.de<mailto:kalyanam@rhrk.uni-kl.de>>
Subject: [Radiance-general] 'There were some errors'- Radiance Installation
Date: February 16, 2016 10:49:38 AM PST
To: Radiance general discussion <Radiance-general@radiance-online.org<mailto:Radiance-general@radiance-online.org>>
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Hi Everyone,

I am trying to install Radiance latest version 5.0.a.4 in a Cluster (I don't have root access). So i tried installing it in my home folder. The installation ended with 'There were some errors'. Checking the error log I have seen the following error.

cd ../libtiff ; make install
/bin/sh: line 0: cd: tiff: No such file or directory
/bin/sh: ./configure: No such file or directory
/bin/sh: line 6: cd: port: No such file or directory
make[1]: Entering directory `/software/users/FMTGA/Radiance-5.0.a.4/src/px'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `all'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/software/users/FMTGA/Radiance-5.0.a.4/src/px'
/bin/sh: line 7: cd: ../libtiff: No such file or directory
make[1]: Entering directory `/software/users/FMTGA/Radiance-5.0.a.4/src/px'
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `install'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/software/users/FMTGA/Radiance-5.0.a.4/src/px'
make: *** [../lib/libtiff.a] Error 2

Is it because of lack of root access or something else? Could anyone please help me with doing a successful installation.

Best Regards,
Raghu