povray - Persistence of vision raytracer (3D renderer)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
Repository Ubuntu Universe i386
Package name povray
Package version
Package release 9build2
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 3.62 KB
Download size 1.18 MB
Official Mirror archive.ubuntu.com
POV-Ray is a full-featured ray tracer. Ray tracers simulate objects
and light sources of the real world to calculate photorealistic, computer
generated images. Because of the nature of ray tracing, this process is
quite CPU-intensive, at the benefit of more realistic images compared to
real time rendering techniques. For example, in POV-Ray, you can model a
glass prism, and you will see a spectrum in the resulting image.
POV-Ray by itself is a command-line utility that will take scene
descriptions, written in a special easy-to-understand language, to
produce ray-traced images (or even a sequence of images, for animations).
You can either write those scene-descriptions by hand, or use external
tools to generate (parts of) the scene.
povray-includes is highly recommended in addition to this package.


Package Version Architecture Repository
povray_3.7.0.0-9build2_amd64.deb amd64 Ubuntu Universe
povray - - -


Name Value
libboost-system1.62.0 -
libboost-thread1.62.0 -
libc6 >= 2.11
libgcc1 >= 1:4.2
libilmbase12 >= 2.2.0
libjpeg8 >= 8c
libopenexr22 -
libpng16-16 >= 1.6.2-1
libsdl1.2debian >= 1.2.11
libstdc++6 >= 5.2
libtiff5 >= 4.0.3
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Name Value
povray-3.5 -
povray-3.6 -


Name Value
povray-3.5 -
povray-3.6 -


Type URL
Binary Package povray_3.7.0.0-9build2_i386.deb
Source Package povray

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install povray deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install povray




2016-11-01 - Dimitri John Ledkov <xnox@ubuntu.com>
povray (1: zesty; urgency=high
* No change rebuild against boost1.62.
2016-08-04 - Matthias Klose <doko@ubuntu.com>
povray (1: yakkety; urgency=medium
* No-change rebuild for boost soname change.
2016-03-12 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
povray (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* Explicitly build with -std=c++03 to support GCC 6.  (Closes: #811802)
* Link with -lboost_date_time, needed for DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=noopt.
(Closes: #809912)
* Fix more typos.
* Update Vcs-Git URL.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.7, no changes needed.
2015-01-26 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
povray (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* no-usr-local.patch: Fix references to /usr/local/etc in example scripts.
(LP: #1343048)
* report-missing-povray-examples.patch: Let scripts report that
povray-examples may be needed if scene data cannot be found.
* povray-examples: Add symlink at upstream's location for the scenes:
/usr/share/povray-3.7/scenes -> ../doc/povray/examples
* scene-directory-symlink.patch: Let scripts cope with SCENE_DIR being a
2014-12-15 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
povray (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* 40_bashism.diff: Use bash as the interpreter for scripts that use
non-posix extensions of the 'read' builtin (allanim.sh, allscene.sh,
portfolio.sh). Patch all scripts consistently.  (Closes: #772356)
2014-12-14 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
povray (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* povray.maintscript: New. Use dpkg-maintscript-helper to rename the
conffiles from the squeeze package: /etc/povray/3.6/povray.{ini,conf} to
/etc/povray/3.7/povray.{ini,conf}. Needs ${misc:Pre-Depends}.
* povray.preinst: Remove. Directly renaming the directory resulted in dpkg
prompting about modified conffiles.
* povray.postinst: New. Remove the empty directory /etc/povray/3.6 after
dpkg-maintscript-helper handled the conffiles.
* Update Vcs-Browser URL.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.6, no changes needed.
2014-09-29 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
povray (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* povray-includes: No longer use a symlinked doc directory to restore
installability along binNMUs of the povray binary package.
2014-05-27 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
povray (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* kfreebsd.patch: Detect kFreeBSD as BSD-style Unix to fix FTBFS, thanks to
Graham Inggs.  (Closes: #745447)
* Update lintian overrides.
2014-05-24 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
povray (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* Perform render test without display and pause.  (Closes: #746365)
* Configure with --disable-strip - let dh_strip do this job.
* verify_POV_LONG_is_64bit.patch: Verify that POV_LONG is a 64bit integer.
* correctly_use_POSIX_V6_LP64_OFF64.patch: Fix the usage of
POSIX_V6_LP64_OFF64 etc. for detecting sizeof(long).  (Closes: #745448)
2014-04-23 - Andreas Beckmann <anbe@debian.org>
povray (1: unstable; urgency=medium
* Do not create user directories during package build.  (Closes: #745449)

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