Root 6 interraction

I am trying to run a software from github using root under ubuntu linux 20.10 i have tried everything from installing CLion as well i am not sure if it helps or not any advice and opinions are welcomed

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ROOT Version: 6.22/08
Platform: Ubuntu Linux 20.10
_Compiler:_gccSoftware location

I guess you are trying to build some software using cmake, right?

You need to tell the system where to find ROOT, the easiest way to do this is to source $ROOTSYS/bin/ where $ROOTSYS is the location of your ROOT install. This should load the environment variables necessary for your compilation to work. I believe the default path for the installation is in /opt but I could be wrong.



Hi @cipy ,
and welcome to the ROOT forum!

I think the first problem to solve is the fatal error related to a git command that the build procedure tries to run. I don’t know where that comes from, but I doubt the rest of the build can go on smoothly if a repository failed to be cloned.

Maybe running cmake with some --trace.. options might clarify where the problem comes from. Or maybe the developers of the software you are trying to install might be able to help.

For the ROOT part: as @lobis said you need to have a working ROOT installation in your environment to get rid of that error.


Thank you! for clarification. and Help!

Ciprian Cosar