[Sidefx-houdini-list] New to Linux, Install Help
rangi at kanuka.com.au
Mon Jan 21 23:26:31 EST 2008
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.)
You just install same as other *nix's and pretty much the same process
as since SGI days. Instead of su you can use sudo...
btw, on ubuntu the only difference is that root has no password assigned
during install... you can simply:
> sudo passwd root
Give it a root password at the prompt and you can subsequently su into
root same as every other distro.
Now what I'd really like to see (rather than blaming noob linux folk for
installing stuff in their $HOME)... is installing houdini ala:
> sudo apt-get install houdini
Or use adept, the graphical version of that command line tool.
and then life would be oh so cozy! That's how you get people playing
with apprentice! For those that don't know of what I speak, apt-get will
check dependencies, download and install them if necessary, download the
package you're after, install it, default configure it, if necessary run
a setup wizard, done...
Sidefx would need to get their package server included in the distros
list of non-GPL sources.
So far no commercial software that I know of uses debian style package
distribution. Sidefx were the first to get their shit to run under
linux though, kudos to their forward thinking <wink> <wink>
ubuntu is the fastest growing distro with the least package dependency
hell I've experienced. I'm so happy to see the end of rpms....
Last mumbling bit of ramble... kubuntu is almost the same distro as
ubuntu but more kde flavoured by default, which I favour over gnome
particularly for houdini stuff.
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