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Opened by Grimbert Jérôme - 2010-07-05
Last edited by Jim Holsenback - 2010-09-26

FS#155 - Not able to run --benchmark

Compiled on linux (revision #5066),
./configure COMPILED_BY=”###” –disable-io-restrictions

the command: povray –benchmark

is failing:
Failed to parse INI file

povray –version

povray: this pre-release version of POV-Ray for Unix expires in 27 day(s) and 5 hour(s)
POV-Ray 3.7.0.beta.38

This is a time-limited beta test version which expires 31 Dec 2010.
General distribution is strongly discouraged.

Copyright 1991-2003 Persistence of Vision Team
Copyright 2003-2010 Persistence of Vision Raytracer Pty. Ltd.

Built-in features:

I/O restrictions:          disabled
X Window display:          enabled (using SDL)
Supported image formats:   gif tga iff ppm pgm hdr png jpeg tiff openexr
Unsupported image formats: -

Compilation settings:

Build architecture:  x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
Built/Optimized for: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu (using -march=native)
Compiler vendor:     gnu
Compiler version:    g++ 4.4.3
Compiler flags:      -pipe -Wno-multichar -Wno-write-strings -fno-enforce-eh-specs -s -O3 -ffast-math -march=native -pthread 
Closed by  Jim Holsenback
Sunday, 26 September 2010, 00:52 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Grimbert Jérôme commented on Monday, 05 July 2010, 23:33 GMT

Issue seems to be related to

Removing the line from the generated pov*.ini allows to manually run it.

A shame the error message does not display the offending line. (I had to make a printf in source/base/processoptions.cpp / ProcessOptions::Parse_INI_Option to get at least the last parsed key )

After further code analysis, it looks like only windows get a SYS_TO_STANDARD defined to BMP (in vfe/win/syspovconfig.h) .
(ok, no mac code, only win or unix)
Traditional Unix got png as "s", has it been changed ?

Jim Holsenback commented on Saturday, 10 July 2010, 01:32 GMT

I followed up with on this and it appears that type "s" just didn't get implemented in 3.7 for unix. In version 3.6.1 (unix) mapped to TGA and once it gets implemented will retain that mapping. See the note at the end of this section.

Jim Holsenback commented on Thursday, 26 August 2010, 13:54 GMT

Change #5105 Output_File_Type to type “n”

Grimbert Jérôme commented on Saturday, 25 September 2010, 19:30 GMT

Beta 39 (sources from perforce): povray –benchmark is ok.

I would like to suggest to close.


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