Nstall ROOT on Mandrake 9.1


I’m a new graduate student using root and want to install on my home computer. I have Mandrake 9.1 installed and am trying to load ROOT v4.00.04. When I type ./configure I get:

Checking for libX11 … /usr/X11R6/lib
Checking for libXpm … no
configure: libXpm MUST be installed

I got the same message for the libX11 before and I installed the XFree86 rpm, but I can’t find anything for libXpm.

If it isn’t obvious I am also new to linux. Any help on the lowest level would be greatly appreciated.



Both Xfree86 and Xpm are, in principle, on any reasonable Linux system.
When importing Xfree86, you should also import the companion Xpm.
On my system, when I configure, I have:
Configuring for linux
Checking for libX11 … /usr/X11R6/lib
Checking for libXpm … /usr/X11R6/lib


For libXpm.so you have to install the XFree86-devel package.

– Fons