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

From: Charlie Maguire <>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 18:03:25 -0600

Dear Fons,

The --disable-xml skip did work but I ran into other problems later which appear to be a 32 bit vs 64 bit confusion. In fact, the libxml2 error may be the same thing since there is an alternate /usr/lib64/ directory which should have been searched instead of /usr/lib .

Could you tell me how I enforce either a 32 bit or a 64 bit compilation and link for ROOT?

If you want me to take this thread off the roottalk list, let me know.


Fons Rademakers wrote:

> Hi Charlie,
>   I've only access to ppc64 under FC4 on my Mac G5 where it builds 
> nicely. There are two options:
>  - install your self a compatible libxml2, normally the latest
>    libxml2 is ok (you don't happen to build for ppc64 do you?)
>  - use the --disable-xml which will skip the building of the xml
>    interface plugin
> Cheers, Fons.
> Charlie Maguire wrote:

>> 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.
>> Regards,
>> Charlie

> Received on Thu Jan 19 2006 - 01:03:36 MET

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