My powerbook is old now: PowerBook G4 12" with 768M memory and 1GHz PPC CPU. I’m outside CERN and cannot access the AFS inside CERN. I just want to use the “standard” binary release without a long-time compiling. I download the latest binary release (5.18.00) for MacOS 10.4 PPC, and found the configuration using Python is something like this:
While I tried to use my python 2.4.4 installed from MacPorts to invoke the ROOT module, I got the follow error:
Temp>$ python2.4 Python 2.4.4 (#1, Nov 7 2007, 10:25:14) [GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5370)] on darwin Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information. >>> from ROOT import * Traceback (most recent call last): File "<stdin>", line 1, in ? File "/Users/exaos/Utilities/ROOT/Versions/Current/lib/ROOT.py", line 88, in ? import libPyROOT as _root ImportError: Inappropriate file type for dynamic loading >>>
Yes, I know what’s the problem is as we have discussed year ago, such as the “dlopen” problem (root.cern.ch/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4570) etc. I’m wondering why not use a de facto “standard” python version inside MacOS X to release the binary packages? If the default 2.3.5 of MacOS X Tiger is not fully featured for ROOT 5.18.00, why not use ActivePython 2.4.4 or 2.5.1 as the “standard” test platform? Because for somebody like me, I cannot access the AFS inside CERN and I don’t want to spend long time to compile everything from the sources. At least, the recommended Python binary package (somewhat default version for Tiger or ActivePython binary versions) should be listed along with the binary release.
I love both ROOT and python. Using PyRoot is really charming for my work. Just hope the official binary releases can be more convenient.