Linux noob having trouble installing houdini - rocky 8.8

Hi All,
Noob here just trying to get things working in Rocky 8.8. I’m trying to install Houdini 19.5 and things aren’t going well. I assume it’s because I need the following packages here, but I’m getting “Errors: Unable to find a match:” for

  • libxcb-icccm4
  • libxcb-render-util
  • libxcb-xinerama0

Additionaly, I’m also getting an error when I try to check the python version I have installed. “python: Not found”

When I try to install:

sudo dnf install python3
Package python36-3.6.8-38.module+el8.5.0+671+195e4563.x86_64 is already installed.
Dependencies resolved.

any insight appreciated.

You may have to download and compile the relevant libxcb* rpms yourself since they don’t seem to exist in the standard Rocky repos (and epel). Maybe/hopefully some version of Fedora has the srpms you could use. At least, if it were me trying to do this that’s the approach I would be looking into.

As for python, if you want python3 the binary name is python3, as seen here:

$ python3 --version
Python 3.6.8

If you want to call python3 from a command named python, then do this:

ln -s /usr/bin/python3 ~/bin/python

That will put a symbolic link to the python3 binary into your local bin directory so after that when you type “python” you will run python3.

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Thank you! I will look into that