Installation guide for linux

Discussion created by honung on May 3, 2020

Hello i am new to linux.

I want to install Amd pro render plugin for houdini on my ubuntu distro.

The installation.txt file in the package cannot be understood by an artist like me. 


#### Others

Use the installer script **install.py**. From a terminal run:
python install.py
And follow the instructions from the script


well so far so good?

But when i type python install.py  i get:

Command 'python' not found, did you mean:

command 'python3' from deb python3
command 'python' from deb python-is-python3


And i am like you woot mate? 


Then i hit python3 in the terminal and get


Python 3.8.2 (default, Apr 27 2020, 15:53:34)
[GCC 9.3.0] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.


So i am confused. The system tells me he does not understand install.py. But i sure as hell have python installed?!


Further more i look in the installationguide.txt file. 


### Manual

Copy content of hdRpr*.tar.gz to houdini installation directory.
Default destination path looks like:
* **Windows** `C:\Program Files\Side Effects Software\Houdini 18.0.287`
* **Ubuntu** `/opt/hfs18.0`
* **macOS** `/Applications/Houdini/Current/Frameworks/Houdini.framework/Versions/Current`


Whell then, seems easy enough.

But then when i try to drag over the files, i dont have accses to do so?!

So then i type: sudo mv dsolib hfs18.0

The dsolib disapeares from my extracted place. Seems good i thought, 

But when i look at the dsolib map in the opt/hfs18.0 folder, it has not been modified on this date?

And when i try to move the hfs18.0 to hfs18.0 it states mv: cannot move 'hfs18.0' to a subdirectory of itself, 'hfs18.0/hfs18.0'


I dont know guys, how was this planned to installed?

Some of you have installed it seems. How did you do it?!





I manage to install it by using this command, i think.

python3 install.py.


However, i have a new problem.

I need to insert the path for Radeon pro render in the houdini.env file.


The question i have is what the correct path is to be specified in the houdini.env file.


Could someone tell me what to type in the houdini.env file please!






I got help from github.

Apparently there's no houdini.env string to set for Radeon pro render.

It is pre-installed with the installer.


You can accses the rendernode within the new Lopnetwork.


Hopefully i have helped someone with this input.