First, we need to get the dependencies and packages required to build Blender 2.90 alpha
Initial dependencies for Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint and Elementary OS.
sudo apt update
sudo apt install git build-essential
Initial dependencies for Fedora/CentOS and Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install @development-tools git
blender-git as the current directory
Cloning the repository locally.
git clone https://git.blender.org/blender.git
Download pre-compiled libraries.
The pre-compiled libraries for Intel and AMD will help you compile and build a feature complete Blender much faster. The libraries are built on CentOS 7 , but they are compatible and work fine on any Linux. (I have tested this on Linux Mint 20).
svn checkout https://svn.blender.org/svnroot/bf-blender/trunk/lib/linux_centos7_x86_64
Let’s update and build Blender 2.90
The make process will take time, the speed depends on the CPU core count, memory, and disk IO speed, CPU cores, the higher, the faster compiling speed.
After the process is complete the Blender executable will be located in.
If building fails after an update, it sometimes helps to remove the
~/blender-git/build_linux folder to get a completely clean build.
rm -rf ~/blender-git/build_linux
Then re-run the
make update and
Enjoy using Blender.