Error while loading shared libraries

Hi all,
I’ve just installed Ubuntu on my laptom and I’m trying to install ROOT.
I downloaded the binaries, I made
export ROOTSYS…
export PATH…
export SHLIB_PAT…
but when I try to run ROOT I get the following error:

/home/vale/root/root/bin/root.exe: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I think I need some extra library but I don’t know which and where donload it.
Help, please!!!

Thanks in advance,

 vale :unamused:

Hi Vale,
it might well be that you’re the first to try root on Ubuntu. You can get ssl from But it might be easier for you to build root from the sources, so root and you can agree on what’s available and what’s needed. Download the latest source.tar.gz, unpack, “cd root”, and then for ubuntu a simple “./configure && make && make install” should work.
Good luck, and let us know if you run into problems.