I'm running under Ubuntu but using a shared drive which is NTFS formatted. I've got blender sitting in a folder (it's the 2.66RC build with some trivial python customisations.) I'm calling blender from a script, which is why I want a contained, local copy of the program that won't get updated.
The whole thing runs cheerfully on my desktop but the minute I move it to the shared drive, I run into problems. First I have to skip all the symlinks because NTFS doesn't support them (I have to skip libGL.so and libGLU.so, along with their respective *.so.1 selves.)
Then I can't run the
blender binary directly because you can't change NTFS file permissions with
chmod. So I have to run it using
sudo bash blender-2.66RC/blender, at which point I get the message,
cannot execute binary file
Is what I'm trying to do even possible? It would mean a lot less organisational hassle if I could work off the shared drive rather than keep copying everything over to my desktop and back.