Build error for ROOT5.08 on PowerPC/SuSe SLES 9.0 platform

From: Charlie Maguire <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 10:34:32 -0600

Dear all,

I experienced an error concerning the library when I attempted to build ROOT5.08/00 from source on a PowerPC/SuSe SLES 9.0 platform (2.2 GHz JS20 IBM CPU). Previously I was successful in building ROOT5.08/00 from the same source tar file on two Intel CPU platforms, one running Scientific Linux and the other WhiteBox Linux clones of RH3.

There is a library, softlinked to, on the PowerPC system but the build command reports an error

/usr/lib/gcc-lib/powerpc-suse-linux/3.3.3/../../../../powerpc-suse-linux/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/ when searching for -lxml2

and eventually reports that it cannot find .

On the two Intel platforms where I was successful in building ROOT the libxml2 libraries are slightly older: and .

Prior to the make command on the PowerPC, I ran a configure command without any options specified. The build error occurred after about 95% of the compilations has succeeded.

The PowerPC platform is a new addition to the University's large computer farm to which our group has been give access.

Later I plan to build the CERNLIBs on this platform, in case anyone has related experience in that effort.

Charlie Received on Wed Jan 18 2006 - 17:34:43 MET

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