Install problems in ROOT with Dasimage=ON

I am trying to install ROOT 6.18.04 with Dasimage=ON on CentOS7.
However, I encounter this error while generating build files with cmake, which I am not able to solve for quite some time now.

Here is the cmake commands I am using

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/mnt/ksf2/H1/user/u0100486/linux/doctorate/software/root-6.18.04/root_install /mnt/ksf2/H1/user/u0100486/linux/doctorate/software/root_src -DCMAKE_CXX_STANDARD=11 -Wno-dev -Ddavix=OFF -DCMAKE_CXX_COMPILER=/mnt/ksf2/H1/user/u0100486/linux/bin/c++ -Dbuiltin_tbb=ON -Dbuiltin_afterimage=OFF -Dpythia8=OFF -Dasimage=ON -Dcocoa=ON
cmake --build . --target install -j12

Here are the errors

CMake Error at /mnt/ksf2/H1/user/u0100486/linux/doctorate/software/root-6.18.04/root_build/AFTERIMAGE-prefix/src/AFTERIMAGE-stamp/AFTERIMAGE-build-RelWithDebInfo.cmake:49 (message):
Command failed: 2


See also


gmake[2]: *** [CMakeFiles/AFTERIMAGE.dir/build.make:129: AFTERIMAGE-prefix/src/AFTERIMAGE-stamp/AFTERIMAGE-build] Error 1
gmake[1]: *** [CMakeFiles/Makefile2:7222: CMakeFiles/AFTERIMAGE.dir/all] Error 2
gmake[1]: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs…

Here are the contents of AFTERIMAGE-build-err.log

ar: libdeps specified more than once
gmake[3]: *** [Makefile:323: libAfterImage.a] Error 1

This version is quite old. Can you try with a more recent one ?

thanks for your response. I have some root data files which were generated with gcc 4.8 and 6.18.04. So I am in need of using the same version to read those data files. Is there a way to troubleshoot this error ?

The errror:

ar: libdeps specified more than once

is weird. I never saw that

I can try to do this install in a linux machine to see if I can reproduce it.

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I was trying to look into this error in google search

Build error with binutils 2.36.1 · Issue #3 · afterstep/afterstep · GitHub

I am not sure, but it seems to be related to version on bintuils. In my case bintuils version is


I did:

$ uname -a
Linux root-ubuntu-2004-3 5.4.0-156-generic #173-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 11 07:25:22 UTC 2023 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ git clone root
$ cd root
$ git checkout v6-18-00-patches
$ cd ..
$ mkdir build
$ cd build
$ cmake ../root -Dasimage=ON
$ make -j8

And it builds without problems.

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Can I may be ask for binutils version ?

I am not sure to know how to get it…

Got it:

$ ld -v
GNU ld (GNU Binutils for Ubuntu) 2.34

more recent than yours.

repo/gentoo.git - Official Gentoo ebuild repository

It looks like the issue starts with binutils > 2.35. In a seperate VM, I also installed it without any problems but with bintuils 2.27.


May be it is related to this issue

I am quite worried about changing the binutils version on the server. So I am looking to replace ar clq with ar cq as explained in the blog. Do you know where I can change that

Ah yes, you have 2.37… sorry I misread.

root/graf2d$ git grep ar | grep clq
asimage/src/libAfterImage/		= ar clq

Thanks, it solves the issue

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