problem installing root5.10.00

From: HP Beck <>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 13:16:25 +0100

Dear rooters

trying to install the win32gdk binary for root5.10.00 leads to problems:

The platform I use:

    Windows XP professional
    VC++ 8.0

variables are properly set and root seems to run fine from a cmdtool prompt - but not from a cygwin xterm prompt.

 From a cygwin xterm prompt, I can e.g. compile all the test macros in root/test by simply typing make (which uses the VC++ 8.0 compiler cl.exe). These test programs run fine, give output to stdout and open canvases and the like as expected.
However, starting root, gives me the root splash screen and the standard root greeting - but *no root prompt*!!


Compiled on 2 March 2006 for win32.
CINT/ROOT C/C++ Interpreter version 5.16.8, February 9, 2006 Type ? for help. Commands must be C++ statements. Enclose multiple statements between { }.

<---- NO prompt appearing.

Anyone ever seen something the like? I.e. not getting the prompt after all is initialized.
(I removed also my local .rootrc in order to be sure it does not cause any problems).

btw - compiling root natively (using VC++8.0 and typing ./configure win32 and make from a cygwin prompt leads to a compile error:

build/win/ -O2 -MD -DWIN32 -D_WIN32 -D_WINDOWS -DWINVER=0x0400 -FIsehmap.h -nologo

-o cint/src/g__cfunc.o -c cint/src/g__cfunc.c
cint/src/g__cfunc.c(229) : error C2099: initializer is not a constant make: *** [cint/src/g__cfunc.o] Error 2

Thanks for any hint

Hanspeter Beck                         voice: +41 (0)22-767 11 94
University of Bern, Switzerland          fax: +41 (0)22-767 83 50
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PS - for the curious, here the PATH, LIB and INCLUDE variables:

Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 
Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 8/SDK/v2.0/bin:/d/Program Files/Microsoft 
Visual Studio 8/VC/PlatformSDK/bin:/d/Program Files/Microsoft Visual 
Studio 8/Common7/Tools/Bin:/d/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 
8/Common7/Tools:/d/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 
8/VC/bin:/d/Program Files/Microsoft Visual Studio 

d:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\ATLMFC\LIB;d:\Program 
Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\LIB;d:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual 
Studio 8\VC\PlatformSDK\lib;d:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 

d:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\ATLMFC\INCLUDE;d:\Program 
Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\INCLUDE;d:\Program Files\Microsoft 
Visual Studio 8\VC\PlatformSDK\include;d:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual 
Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\include

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727;d:\Program Files\Microsoft 
Visual Studio 8\VC\ATLMFC\LIB
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