Root installation for a newbie on mac osx 10.6.6

I am a mac user and I need root because it is required for a specific R package I am attempting to install. I need to have root installed properly on my computer.I am new to mac and to root also.

I downloaded the latest version of root and attempting install. I moved the unzipped “root” folder to Users/kumaravel in my mac. I opened terminal on Mac and moved to root directory.

$ cd root

Next, when I run the ./configure command in the terminal, I get the error message “No such file or directory”.

See below for my terminal view. Can anyone please tell me what I am doing wrong?


Last login: Tue Feb 22 21:22:39 on ttys001
kumar:~ kumaravel$ cd root
kumar:root kumaravel$ ./configure
-bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
kumar:root kumaravel$ /Users/kumaravel/root/bin/root ;

  •                                     *
  •    W E L C O M E  to  R O O T       *
  •                                     *
  • Version 5.28/00 14 December 2010 *
  •                                     *
  • You are welcome to visit our Web site *
  •      [](            *
  •                                     *

ROOT 5.28/00 (trunk@37585, Dec 14 2010, 15:20:27 on macosx)

CINT/ROOT C/C++ Interpreter version 5.18.00, July 2, 2010
Type ? for help. Commands must be C++ statements.
Enclose multiple statements between { }.
root [0]

It looks like you downloaded and unpacked the ready-to-use binary release, not the source code. :mrgreen: