My Python Console shows a 'Permission Denied' Error
Why is it happening ?
On Startup Extension Pack tries to install some default settings such as Marking Menus to the User Settings Directory of Mari.
Usually the installation will target the following directories:
Linux : ~/.config/TheFoundry/
Mac : ~/.config/TheFoundry/
In rare cases (less than 1%) the resolved path from Extension Pack will trigger an installation into the Mari Installation directory
instead - e.g. C:\Program Files\Mari4.6v1\Bundle\Media\Settings.
If the Mari Installation Directory is protected, as is often the case in a studio deployment, this will result in a 'Permission Denied'
error in the Python Console on startup.
How can I fix this ?
Extension Pack allows you to explicitly set the User Directory Path to the Mari Settings via the included 'ResourceLocator.json' File.
Please follow the steps below to specify a different Path:
- Locate the 'ResourceLocator.json' File inside the Extension Pack Installation Directory
- Inside the 'ResourceLocator.json' File locate the Settings_Path Variable
- Modify the default value "Auto-Detect' to one of the following:
This is the default setting.
Extension Pack will auto detect where your Mari User Settings are stored.
An absolute path to a folder where Extension Pack should save its own settings to
An absolute Path to your settings folder. Please use forward slashes inside the path.
A relative path to a folder inside a user directory
Paths can also contain a ~ sign to resolve a user directory
An Environment Variable associated to a settings path
Paths can also be resolved from an Environment Variable. To use an Env Var, prefix it with a $ Sign.
Resolved paths from an Env Var can also contain a ~ sign to further resolve to a user directory.
For most users this setting is not recommended as it returns a path inside the Mari Installation Directory
Will use the User Settings Folder returned by the Python command
- Save the json file and restart mari
- To restore the Location to its standard value change the value of the Settings_Path key back to "Auto-Detect"