ROOT in Debian "experimental"

From: Christian Holm Christensen <>
Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 10:38:06 +0200

Hi all,

ROOT 5.15.07 is now available from Debian "experimental". That means, that Debian GNU/Linux users can simply add the line

        deb ../project/experimental main contrib non-free

(where NN is the country code e.g., us, fi, ch, etc.) to their "/etc/apt/sources.list", and do

        apt-get update 
        apt-get upgrade 
        apt-get install root-system

to install ROOT. The packages integrate into the system, so there's no need to set the environment variables ROOTSYS, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and PATH. The packages are in experimental, because they are based on development code. Once ROOT releases the next production version (5.16.00, scheduled for June 27) we will build packages of this, and upload these to "unstable". From there, the road to "testing" and eventually "stable" is straight forward.

Ubuntu users will probably see ROOT hit their distribution shortly.

This makes ROOT the first major Linux distribution that ships ROOT as part of it's package list - beating even Scientific Linux.

I hope you will find this useful in your daily work with ROOT. Bugs should be filed using Debians normal bug tracking system.


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