Root 6 at lxplus cern

Dear Sir,

I was regularly using a specific root6 version (root6.06.08) and gcc (gcc4.9) for my analysis work at lxplus. I was sourcing them using

source /afs/
source /afs/

This setup works fine for me up to 02.Feb.2019. Today while sourcing them I am getting the permission denied error.

I could see the /afs/ directory, below is the output of

ls -l /afs/

[kumarv@lxplus074 ~]$ ls -l /afs/

total 30

dr-xr-xr-x. 4 moscicki root 2048 Sep 26 2011 arda

drwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 4096 Oct 6 2012 contrib

drwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 2048 Aug 1 2018 fortran

drwxrwxrwx. 5 kuba root 2048 Nov 11 2014 ganga

drwxr-xr-x. 7 root root 2048 Sep 19 2014 geant4

drwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 2048 Mar 3 2017 IntelSoftware

drwxrwxrwx. 8 pfeiffer root 2048 Feb 1 2017 lcg

drwxrwxrwx. 4 adash root 2048 Nov 12 1999 lhcxx

drwxrwxrwx. 8 root root 2048 Nov 26 2014 nag

drwxrwxrwx. 16 natinst pz 2048 Jul 23 2018 natinst

drwxrwxrwx. 20 root root 2048 Apr 29 2005 packages

dr-xr-xr-x. 2 root root 2048 Jan 30 2018 pgi

drwxrwxrwx. 2 root root 2048 Mar 11 2002 phigs

drwxr-xr-x. 2 root root 2048 Apr 20 2018 XML

the permissions for the lcg looks fine but

kumarv@lxplus074 ~]$ ls -l /afs/

ls: cannot open directory /afs/ Permission denied

I have checked with my colleague and he is also getting the same error. I
understand that this is not directly a root related problem but I was hoping people
may know the reason or may have feel similar problem at lxplus and can point me
to some solution.

with best regards,
Vineet Kumar

ROOT Version: Not Provided
Platform: Not Provided
Compiler: Not Provided

Hi Vineet,

my suggestion would be to move to lxplus7 (ssh and use the default ROOT, which is presently version 6.14/08, or, simply to source


which would setup the lastest root version: 6.16/00


I think that this is due to the discontinuation of AFS in general. Please use software from CVMFS and you will not have the same problem. As mentioned by Danilo, you can get almost any version of ROOT from /cvmfs/ by sourcing the right file for your platform.

Dear All,

Thanks a lot for your reply. I will use the root versions
pointed out by you.

with best regards,

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