[Sidefx-houdini-list] New to Linux, Install Help

Andrew D Lyons tstexture at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 12:59:25 EST 2008


Thanks Peter!


On 15/01/2008, Peter Robbinson <probbins at sympatico.ca> wrote:
> I'm wondering if the problem for new users has to do with the command
> line installation process.
> Specifically the step where you choose to install houdini and the
> license software. Perhaps they are
> installing the license software each time and that is causing trouble.
>
> Anyways, I've been using Ubuntu for some time now, and using sudo and
> have encounter no problems with the install.
> So here are my steps.
>
> Move the downloaded software to /opt
>
> - sudo tar -zxvf houdini.XXXX  ( for Ubuntu 7.04 32bit, it's the gcc3.4
> version, for 7.10 64bit, it's gcc4.1)
>
> - go into the installation directory
>
> - sudo ./install.houdini
>
> I say yes in the appropriate places, but I don't install the server
> software, since I've done that already.
>
> Once the install is done I go into the installed directory, looks like
> hfs9.1.xxx
>
> - source houdini_setup_bash  (Ubuntu uses the bash shell by default)
>
> Go to the directory where I want to launch houdini and do so.
>
> Done.
>
>
> regards, Peter
>
> Andrew D Lyons wrote:
> > 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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> >>>                                                      Toronto, ON Canada
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> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Un saludo
> >> Best Regards
> >> Pablo Giménez
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> >
> >
> >
>
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