I want to upgrade my root version from 5.34 to 6.
My configuration is
Pentium® Dual-Core CPU T4300 @ 2.10GHz with 2GB memory, 300G HDD and Ubuntu 16.04.
Would this all be suitable for this version?
How to upgrade ?
You can download the new version from the Download page:
Or install it from the source following the recipe given in the “Building” section of this page:
After un-installing the previous version, I downloaded the newer version and extracted it. When I am going to re-install, it is installing the previous version again. What can I do?
if you download one of the “binary distributions”, you do not have to do any extra installation step. You can simply set your environment to point to that ROOT installation calling
source path/to/root/source/bin/thisroot.sh (or similar commands if you use a different shell than bash, where
path/to/root/source must be substituted to the directory where you have extracted the binary distribution.
If you downloaded the “source distribution”, then you have to compile ROOT yourself (I wouldn’t recommend it unless you really have to), in which case you can follow the building instructions here. It is pretty much a normal compilation procedure using
cmake, in case you are familiar with it.
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