[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
point soon.)

Thanks!



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
> problems.
> 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
> problem.
> Is a problem of not uderstanding the os (Win and mac do things in a similar
> way).
> 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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