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Build ROOT 6.06 on Linux Mint 17.3

In howto on Dec 16, 2015 by theoryl Tagged: , , , , ,

To build ROOT 6.06/00 (released on 2015-12-09) on Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa”, follow these instructions:

sudo apt-get install git dpkg-dev make g++ gcc binutils libx11-dev libxpm-dev \
libxft-dev libxext-dev cmake libpng12-dev libjpeg-dev libgif-dev libxml2-dev python-dev

wget https://root.cern.ch/download/root_v6.06.00.source.tar.gz
tar -xzf root_v6.06.00.source.tar.gz

mkdir root-build
cd root-build
cmake ../root-6.06.00/

# Edit CMakeCache.txt to enable roofit, minuit2, fortran, xrootd

cmake --build .
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/tmp/root -P cmake_install.cmake

(based on https://root.cern.ch/building-root.)

The instructions should also work for Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” and other distributions derived from it.

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