[Sidefx-houdini-list] Help on H9

herman herman02 at netvigator.com
Tue Dec 25 20:29:32 EST 2007

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Robbinson" <probbins at sympatico.ca>
To: <sidefx-houdini-list at sidefx.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 25, 2007 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: [Sidefx-houdini-list] Help on H9

> Merry Christmas everyone!!
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> cheers, PeterR
> 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
>>> Message-ID:
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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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