I’ve noticed that with Blender Benchmark (CLI or UI), if you run it and download the data, then try to run it again with your internet access off, it terminates, saying:
ERROR: There was an error while communicating with the server.
ERROR: communication error: Get https://opendata.blender.org/benchmarks/metadata/: dial tcp: lookup opendata.blender.org: no such host
Is it possible to address this issue? There are genuine needs to running this program without having it phoning home.
EDIT: Just to be more clear on this, these were the steps I did:
- On a machine with internet access, I ran the benchmark to download Blender and all the scenes.
- Finding where this downloaded data was located, I copied that onto a machine with no internet access.
- Running the benchmark again, like this:
benchmark-launcher-cli benchmark bmw27 --blender-version 2.81a --device-type CPU --json --verbosity 3
fails because the launcher needs to contact the blender site on launch, which is not desired behaviour.