Everything is working well now on my Debian/Jess box, except this one last issue which has me completely flummoxed!
The assignment-client is reporting in its console that it is:
[entity-server] pruning Octree before saving... [entity-server] DONE pruning Octree before saving... [entity-server] saving Octree to file "resources/models.svo" ... [entity-server] DONE saving Octree to file...
But the files are not being written. I am expecting them in the same folder as the assignment-client executable under a directory ‘resources’ (which it also isn’t creating if needed). This folder has correct write permissions.
I have an old version of these files from a few days back when I was still experimenting with the compile, so I assume it was working on my system then (no GIT updates have been made since then either).
I wiped out my entire tree and went back to the start using OmegaHerron’s Ubuntu instructions more carefully than ever before making sure I had equal-or-better versions of everything (upgraded the TTB to 2.3 from intel as Debian still has 2.2 in the repo. Everything else is equal to or greater point version than required - but correct major version).