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Installing Root from source

The Root source code can be downloaded from root.cern.ch There are a few packages you will need on your system; on ubuntu 9.10, I needed libx11-dev, libxft-dev, libxpm-dev and libxext-dev. All the requirements the root page recommends can be had using:
sudo apt-get install make g++ gcc binutils libx11-dev libxpm-dev libxft-dev libxext-dev
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Once that's done; untar the root package move the unzipped folder somewhere (e.g. /opt/root). Then, in the root folder, run ./configure --prefix=/opt/ then make (or, if you want; make -j n where n is the number of cores in your machine). This should leave you with a working root install, then set up your env variables to use it:
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Once that's done; untar the root package move the unzipped folder somewhere (e.g. /opt/root). Then, in the root folder, run ./configure --prefix=/opt/root then make (or, if you want; make -j n where n is the number of cores in your machine). This should leave you with a working root install, then set up your env variables to use it:
 

Setting up root

 
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