The source package of POV-Ray for Unix uses the
to configure the source for the system to compile on. Compilation has been tested on
various platforms so in most cases the standard
configure && make && make install
will be sufficient to build and install POV-Ray.
The required support libraries
are included in the source package and will automatically be build when they are not installed on the system. SVGALib or X11 display support will be included when the required libraries are available.
Compatibility of the source code with 64 bit systems has been much improved,
all features should work now without manual tweaks.