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After connecting to iceberg (see Establishing a SSH connection), start an interactive session with the
The latest version of povray (currently 3.7) is made available with the command
module load apps/gcc/5.2/povray
Alternatively, you can load a specific version with
module load apps/gcc/5.2/povray/3.7
This command makes the povray binary available to your session. It also loads version 5.2 of the gcc compiler environment since gcc 5.2 was used to compile povray 3.7.
You can now run povray. For example, to confirm the version loaded
and to get help
Once you have made povray available to the system using the module command above, you can read the man pages by typing
povray 3.7.0 was installed using gcc 5.2 using the following script
The test suite was executed
All tests passed.