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Installing root

root 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 reccomends can be had using:
sudo apt-get install make g++ gcc binutils libx11-dev libxpm-dev libxft-dev libxext-dev
If you have that, untar the root package, and in the unzipped folder, run ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --enable-soversion then make (or if you want; make -j n where j is the number of cores in your machine)
 

Setting up root

To use root you need to add the environment variable $ROOTSYS and append locations to $PATH and $LD_LIBRARY_PATH. A good way to do this is add the following to your ~/.bash_profile:
 
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