I recently downloaded a binary of Blender, and upon running it on got the following error:
jdphenix@jdphenix:~/blender/blender_59865$ ./blender ./blender: error while loading shared libraries: libpng15.so.15: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
My first thought was to search for libpng using
apt-cache, but no versions matched what Blender was looking for, so I downloaded the libpng v15 source from http://sourceforge.net/projects/libpng/files/libpng15/ and built it using the normal
make install type routine.
After this, I still got the same error, so I checked
jdphenix@jdphenix:~/blender/blender_59865$ whereis libpng15.so.15 libpng15.so: /usr/local/lib/libpng15.so /usr/local/lib/libpng15.so.15
It where I expected it to be. Checked http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Doc:2.6/Manual/Introduction/Installing_Blender/DirectoryLayout and saw
blender --help. No dice, because it requires
libpng15.so.15 to even do that.
At this point, I feel that I might be missing something fundamental here. Is there something else I can break/unbreak/try to get this up and running?