[Sidefx-houdini-list] New to Linux, Install Help
Andrew D Lyons
tstexture at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 12:21:23 EST 2008
So have we arrived at any clear documention of a Houdini 9 install for
ubuntu based systems? (I'm going to be doing a kubuntu install at some
On 15/01/2008, Pablo Giménez <pablogipi at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2008/1/15, John Coldrick <jc at axyzfx.com>:
> > On Monday 14 January 2008 17:33, Andrew D Lyons wrote:
> > > We have someone here having troubles on an ubuntu build as well. This
> > > license process does sounds like it could do with some
> > > "enhancement"...
> > Everything I've been reading in this(and other) threads has been
> > related to a
> > lack of understanding of Linux and the recommended process for installing
> > an
> > application. IMHO this is an offshoot of the whole 'sudo' crap with
> > Ubuntu -
> > it aims itself at an inexperienced user and fails to instill the proper
> > process. The houdini installer works just fine.
> I am agree with you john, except in your critic to the Ubuntu way of
> implementing "root".
> I have installed Houdini many times in ubuntu systems as sudo without
> For me is easier and cleaner for a final user.
> But obviously if somebody expects to have the same permissions when running
> a process with special user than running it with a regular user is his own
> Is a problem of not uderstanding the os (Win and mac do things in a similar
> Anyway I think that a graphical install program, as long as, the usual text
> based install process will be very handy for those people not so familiar
> with unix.
> If you install as root, and you stuff it in your home directory, you
> > would
> > expect permissions to be wrong. You should *not* be installing
> > applications
> > in your $HOME as a rule. If you ran as root, you will have permissions to
> > install in the default directory - /opt/hfsxx.xx.xx. This would also
> > install
> > the licensing in /usr/lib/sesi, with only root acess - again as it should.
> > This is likely the reason for all the confusion - trying to install the
> > app
> > in $HOME, doing it as an end user instead of root, this would not work
> > properly installing the licensing.
> > You run the licensing (hkey) as root(using sudo on Ubuntu, I
> > imagine).
> > J.C.
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> Un saludo
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> Pablo Giménez
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