[Sidefx-houdini-list] Help on H9

Peter Robbinson probbins at sympatico.ca
Tue Dec 25 10:45:08 EST 2007

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Lisa Reynolds wrote:
> Andrew,
> You da man!!! Thanks so much. I grabbed the export lines from the H9  
> Python shell script and put them in my .bashrc file and help now  
> works like a charm. They use $PYTHONPATH rather than $PYTHON_PATH  
> though. I would never have thought to look there for a solution. Very  
> timely help too as I finally have some time to go through all this  
> and SESI is closed for the holiday week.
> Thanks again.
> -Lisa
>> Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 19:07:36 -0800
>> From: "Andrew D Lyons" <tstexture at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Help on H9
>> To: sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com
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>> 	<6809fcad0712221907l89092b4mc12210d95df32807 at mail.gmail.com>
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>> We just got through a range of problems with the help server. A couple
>> of things you might want to look at:
>> 1./ Have the python installation that comes with Houdini first in your
>> 2./ Have Java installed on your system. Have $JAVA_HOME in your
>> environment point to wherever Java lives.
>> They're two things. We eventually managed to get the help working with
>> our own build of python 2.5.1, but we had to rebuild sqlite/pysqlite
>> and have that in our python build. All fun and games.
>> Cheers
> On 22/12/2007, Pablo Gim?nez <pablogipi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2007/12/22, Fran?ois Duchesneau <sidefx at trinix.ca>:
>>> I suspect they've changed something lately because I've been using  
>>> H9 on
>>> OpenSuse 10.2 and the doc used to work.
>> I am having many problems qith the doc server here too.
>> In my case  I am using Fedora core 5 and H 9.0.794
>> The doc server seems to freeze after a couple of queries and  I  
>> have to
>> kill the hbrowser-bin process and  open a new one to get the help  
>> page I am
>> looking for .
>> And doing it again and again because it always freeze after a  
>> couple of
>> queries.
>> At the end I have been using the H8 help, it works perfectly.
>> Maybe the java engine in the system could be a problem?
>> It doesn't work on mine anymore but since I always use the doc on my
>>> Windows machine I haven't investigated further.
>>> The only other thing I can think of is changes I did in my /ets/hosts
>>> file.
>>> Fran?ois
>>> Lisa Reynolds wrote:
>>>> I finally got around to installing H9 (build 794) on a Open Suse  
>>>> 10.2
>>>> 64 bit machine and the help browser doesn't want to work. I looked
>>>> through the archives and tried entering http://localhost:48626/ in
>>>> Firefox and that didn't work either. In Houdini I just get a slew of
>>>> messages that make it sound like the help server isn't running. Is
>>>> there some magic incantation I need to do to get it started?
>>>> -Lisa
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