I've Downloaded povlinux-3.6.tgz binary distribution and after ./install I got the message

POV-Ray 3.6 installation

This machine does not seem to be a Linux PC. This version of POV-Ray only runs on x86 Linux machines. You can obtain a version appropriate for your architecture on http://www.povray.org/

If you want to force an installation you can use

install -no-arch-check

But uname -a shows

Linux vaio 3.13.0-36-generic #63-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 3 21:30:07 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

So is my pc a x86 machine? How to install POV? Should I do install -no-arch-check?

1 Answer 1


The recommended way is to install from source. See eg

  • Thanks. apt-get solved the problem.
    – Sigur
    Oct 12, 2014 at 2:40

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