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package file that points to shared packages folder Dec. 18, 2023, 10:29 p.m.
edwardthanks for clarifying. I got the package log this time.
Why do you need to run "hconfig-bin -a" instead of "hconfig -a"? Try starting Houdini from your shell using "HOUDINI_PACKAGE_VERBOSE=1 houdini -foreground". You should be getting some output, including a line that says "= = = Houdini Package log = = ="
package file that points to shared packages folder Dec. 18, 2023, 12:45 p.m.
edwardOh thanks, I hadn't been launching from the shell.
Are you launching Houdini from the shell? With HOUDINI_PACKAGE_VERBOSE=1, that should give you a detailed log in the shell for what/where it loaded packages from.
when I do I don't get any info about packages even though HOUDINI_PACKAGE_VERBOSE=1
when I do hconfig-bin -a from the shell I see its calling the package files from the default location in the home folder. even with HOUDINI_PACKAGE_DIR = mnt/Z/Framework/houdini
this is the log from the shell on launch. (aparetly i have an issue with ocl devicetype)
No OpenCL platform has the specified device type (HOUDINI_OCL_DEVICETYPE): GPU. Falling back to built-in CPU OpenCL driver (see HOUDINI_USE_HFS_OCL) No OpenCL platform has the specified device type (HOUDINI_OCL_DEVICETYPE): GPU. Falling back to built-in CPU OpenCL driver (see HOUDINI_USE_HFS_OCL)
I appreciate your help here. If you know of any other variables i can change to get useful output or to make houdini look for package files where i tell it to, that would be welcome.
package file that points to shared packages folder Dec. 18, 2023, 10:23 a.m.
edwardThanks, i set HOUDINI_PACKAGE_DIR to the my houdini folder with and without the /packages I set HOUDINI_PACKAGE_VERBOSE=1. i'm not sure what that did. but Houdini still isn't finding my package files in /mnt/Z/Framework/houdini/packages
Now that I think about it, I'm not sure actually. Add "export HOUDINI_PACKAGE_VERBOSE=1" as well to see what's actually happening to know if HOUDINI_PACKAGE_DIR requires "packages" at the end or not.
also i don't know if my json file in my /home/user/houdini20.0/packages/ is necessary or correct.
do i need to set
to my shared folder as well?