Apprentice installation woes (9.0.768 openSUSE10.3 x86_64)

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Ugh … it seems like every time I start a new machine with a new build of openSUSE, there are a whole bunch of new issues.

So here's the scoop …

- downloaded and installed 64-bit openSUSE10.3
- downloaded houdini-9.0.768-linux_x86_64_gcc4.1.7z (which, despite the online installation FAQ does not seem to be an archive but, rather, an executable)
- tried to run the installer … error 1:
bash: ./houdini: Text file busy
- searched Google and found that for whatever crazy reason (if anyone knows why, please let me know!), you can fix this by just copying the file to another directory, so I did that
- tried again to run the installer … error 2:
7-Zip SFX 4.47 beta Copyright © 1999-2007 Igor Pavlov 2007-05-27
p7zip Version 4.47 (locale=en_US.UTF-8,Utf16=on,HugeFiles=on,2 CPUs)
Processing archive: ./houdini-9.0.768-linux_x86_64_gcc4.1.7z
Error: Can not open file as archive
Archive Errors: 1

And … that's where I'm at.

Any thoughts/ideas?

Is there really any benefit to me running a 64-bit OS on my machine if I've only got 2GB of RAM? Poking around a bit, it seems like getting 64-bit builds of various components (win32_codec, for example) is not as easy as getting 32-bit builds. And, if I switch back to 32-bit openSUSE, which flavour of Houdini should I download then? At first glance, I only saw a 64-bit version for SUSE listed.

Thanks in advance!
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Get the ubuntu 7.04 if you want to run a 32 bit version under the latest gcc libraries. As to your errors tt probably meant that your download wasn't finished or that it was in use by another proces. No issues whatsoever here with the 7z files. You can check if a file is in use with the lsof command (lsof houdini*.7z)
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Houdini currently has issues with Opensuse 10.3. I'd install 10.2.

I've been on 64 bit for quite a while now - it's the best option overall.

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J.C.
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Ok, thanks guys. Busily downloading the 10.2 DVD. I went from 10.1 to 10.3 when my new motherboard's onboard network connection (Realtek8111b) wasn't detected. Hopefully 10.2 has the appropriate support “built-in”.

Cheers!
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/realtek-rtl8211b-not-detected-514880/ [linuxquestions.org]

From what I can see, you should be good to go, 10.2 seems to have a recent enough kernel.

I know, this sort of stuff is such a pain.

Cheers,

J.C.
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- downloaded houdini-9.0.768-linux_x86_64_gcc4.1.7z (which, despite the online installation FAQ does not seem to be an archive but, rather, an executable)

The .7z files are self-extracting archives. You can just run them to extract, or use 7za / 7zr to extract it. I've updated the Installation FAQ to reflect this.

It looks like maybe your download was corrupted? You can double check the size / MD5 hash on the download page.

Cheers,
Chris
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Ok, thanks guys. Busily downloading the 10.2 DVD. I went from 10.1 to 10.3 when my new motherboard's onboard network connection (Realtek8111b) wasn't detected. Hopefully 10.2 has the appropriate support “built-in”.

Cheers!

Yay … and I'm back

openSUSE10.2 did the trick. There was a mere 1.6GB of patches waiting for me after the DVD installation (one of these days I'm going to have to learn how to get a slimmer installation working - without all the games and crap), but Houdini worked first time.

Thanks again all!
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So to conclude, if I want to use Houdini with Linux 32 bit, not to use Suse 10.3, for now?
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Yep, that seems to be the message. I use Suse 10.2 (32bit) and Houdini runs fine.

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Peter B
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So to conclude, if I want to use Houdini with Linux 32 bit, not to use Suse 10.3, for now?

To conclude, if you want to use Houdini _period_ (32 bit or 64 bit), skip SUSE10.3.
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