I’d appreciate to get insight about building external libraries needed for building Blender on Linux. Why is
install_deps.sh according to instructions preferred over
make deps approach? Any general guidelines when to prefer
make deps instead?
Background info: I try to build customized libs (pyopenvdb) into Blender, so I can’t just download and use prebuilt libs. According to Ubuntu Linux instructions, the preferred way is to use
install_deps.sh. I’ve now spent a few days trying to modify it to my needs, but I still have issues with it. Now, I decided to give
make deps (building approach used by platform maintainers) a try. It seems to build everything (=slow), but it seems much more robust and easier to reconfigure than