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nigelgardiner

Installing a new version of Houdini 16 on Ubuntu?

Hi There

I have Houdini 16 running on Ubuntu 16.04.

Now I need to install a daily build.

Could someone tell me the easiest way to go about this please?

thanks

Nigel.

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Download the Linux installer, run it in a terminal with sudo, follow the prompts and use the defaults unless you otherwise have a reason to do so. You can install as many versions of Houdini on a machine as you want until you run out of hard drive space.

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Hi Lukeiamyourfather

 

Excuse my ignorance.. I run Houdini from terminal, will running "Houdini" pick up the latest version or would I need to run "Houdini-version number"?

thanks

Nigel.

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cd to your different location ($HFS),source and run or create alias in your bashrc file(is that work ?)

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I think that makes sense, returning to linux/unix after twenty odd years so rusty as.

Thanks.

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Either launch Houdini with the menu item for the version you want (Gnome and other desktop environments feature this) or launch a specific version from the terminal. For example /opt/hfs16.0.633/bin/houdinifx for that specific version. There's a bash setup script in the root folder of each Houdini install which will crate temporary paths and such but you don't have to use it.

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At the moment I have to run source houdini_setup in /opt/hfs16.0.670 before running Houdini otherwise it defaults to Houdini16.0.633 so I guess I have something set up wrong somewhere..

 

thanks

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I don't think Houdini is in the path by default so it might've been added at some point. After you first login open a terminal and type "echo $PATH" and see what you get. Is there a Houdini directory in there?

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No, no Houdini directory.

nigel@user-PC:~$ echo $PATH
/home/nigel/bin:/home/nigel/.local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games:/snap/bin
 

 

thanks

Nigel.

 

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