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Installation

  1. Install ROOT and define the necessary variables correctly.

  2. Decide where the code will reside (from here on directory).

  3. Define the following global variables in the login script

    variablevalue
    ALICE directory
    ALICE_LEVEL pro
    ALICE_ROOT $ALICE/$ALICE_LEVEL
    ALICE_TARGET `uname` (i.e. result of the Unix uname command)
    on all systems but HP-UX
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH $ALICE_ROOT/lib/tgt_${ALICE_TARGET}\:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
    on HP-UX
    SHLIB_PATH $ALICE_ROOT/lib/tgt_${ALICE_TARGET}\:$SHLIB_PATH
    PATH $PATH\:$ALICE_ROOT/bin/tgt_${ALICE_TARGET}

    At this point you should logout, login again and check that the symbols are set correctly.

  4. Retrieve the AliRoot code. There are two ways to do this:

  5. install the CERN library part

    $ cd $ALICE_ROOT
    $ gmake cernlibs
    

  6. Install the ALICE specific software

    $ cd $ALICE_ROOT
    $ gmake
    

  7. Copy the file $ALICE_ROOT/.rootrc to your home directory

  8. Change to your home directory and run the code

    $ cd
    $ aliroot
    
    
    
    root [1] .x menu.C
    

by Federico Carminati