Problem with running on IRIX

I just downloaded the latest IRIX build and tried to run it. There is no installer that I see so I just ran the blender binary.

Firsst my IRIX version:

IRIX64 octane 6.5 6.5.22m

And the error:

-bash-2.05b$ blender
Could not find platform independent libraries <prefix>
Could not find platform dependent libraries <exec_prefix>
Consider setting $PYTHONHOME to <prefix>[:<exec_prefix>]
‘import site’ failed; use -v for traceback
Warning: could not determine argv[0] path
sys_init:warning - no sitedirs added from site module.
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

Any help is appriciated.

i never used irix, but the messages say “There’s no python istalled” or “Didn’t find Python”. Installing Python and/or setting the path should help (though i don’t know how, *nix newb). also some libraries seem to be missing - at least on OSX i had to manually install libjpeg, libfreetype and libpng, if i remember correctly.

hope someone else running IRIX can help you more, though.


Actualy python is instaled and is in the path.

maybe blender needs to be in a certain application directory to work properly. go over to and ask there - i think the IRIX user base is the smallest after mac, and on it’s more likely that you’ll catch a developer. also try the blender-chat.