[Sidefx-houdini-list] combining xp and linux texture paths

Abdul-Kareem Abo-Namous anamous at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 19:03:30 EDT 2007

you have to mount the (smb) network share in linux, and create a symbolic
link to it in a location that resembles the unc path. so if your unc share
is //myserver/myshare, you mount that in linux (choose a mount point),
create a directory at root (/) level called myserver, and in it create a
directory called myshare, and then a symbolic link to you mount point, such

ln -s /bla/yourmountpoint myshare

that gives you the share, accessible under /myserver/myshare. when the OS
tries to resolve the path //myserver/myshare, it discards the first slash,
ending up in the mounted volume, thus accessing the same files as a windows
machine using unc.

hope that's readable :)

On 8/30/07, Dries Desmet <dries at urga.be> wrote:
> For remote rendering, is there a way to set path to texture maps in a
> way that both an xp and a linux machine would find it?
> In windows, because of network rights, I use unc paths, but in a quick
> test, unc paths are not resolved well on my linux machine.
> Has anybody managed this? Is hacking an ifd in a wrapper script an
> option to get this to work? Tips/tricks welcome.
> Dries.
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