ROOT Installation

I am trying to install ROOT CVS version from today on Mandrake LINUX 8.1 with gcc 2.96. I configure with the line
configure linux --prefix=/opt/cern/root --libdir=/opt/cern/root/lib --incdir=/opt/cern/root/include --datadir=/opt/cern/root --etcdir=/opt/cern/root/etc --enable-shared --enable-thread --enable-soversion

The compilation looks fine (I have attached the output for cofigure/make.

When I run root, I get the following output

root
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform


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FreeType Engine v2.1.3 used to render TrueType fonts.
Compiled for linux with thread support.

CINT/ROOT C/C++ Interpreter version 5.15.101, Sep 1 2003
Type ? for help. Commands must be C++ statements.
Enclose multiple statements between { }.
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open file “iostream” FILE:(tmpfile) LINE:2
*** Interpreter error recovered ***
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
Error: cannot open /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/MAKEINFO
!!! There are examples of MAKEINFO files under /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ !!!
Please refer to these examples and create for your platform
root [0] .q

Of course, /opt/cern/root/lib/cint/platform/ does not exist
make.txt (338 KB)
conf.txt (2.38 KB)

Hi Ray,

[quote=“Ray Fliller”]I am trying to install ROOT CVS version from today on Mandrake LINUX 8.1 with gcc 2.96. I configure with the line
configure linux --prefix=/opt/cern/root --libdir=/opt/cern/root/lib --incdir=/opt/cern/root/include --datadir=/opt/cern/root --etcdir=/opt/cern/root/etc --enable-shared --enable-thread --enable-soversion
[/quote]

could you try:

./configure --prefix=/opt/cern/root --etcdir=/opt/cern/root/etc --enable-shared --enable-soversion

the other options are default. If this does not work, I’ll have to check more carefully the configure script.

Cheers, Fons.

I gave it a shot, I still get the same error when I run root.

I had the same problem, too, because I tried to install ROOT in its source directory.
I tnink I solved it by doing all make- and configure-things from a higher directory…
Good look!

Maybe a stupid question: have you done a make install ?

Cheers,
Remi

Yes I did. I didn’t include it in the message, but yes.

I finally found the problem, my configure options need to include
–cintincdir=/opt/cern/root/cint

Then it seems to run fine. I don’t know why I have to add this all of the sudden… ](*,)