root-config man page

root-config — ROOT utility for your Makefiles

Synopsis

root-config [options]

Description

root-config is a tool that is used to configure and determine the compiler and linker flags that should be used to compile and link programs that use ROOT.

CPPFLAGS  += $(shell root-config --cflags)
LDLIBS    += $(shell root-config --libs)
LDFLAGS   += $(shell root-config --ldflags)

%Cint.cxx:Include.h LinkDef.h
        rootcint -f $@ -c $^ 

in your Makefile to use the built-in rules of GNU make. For GUIs, replace --libs by --glibs.

You may also find the automake(1), autoconf(1), and libtool(1) macro file /usr/share/aclocal/root.m4 useful.  If that macro file isn't installed where aclocal will find it, copy the contents to your local acinclude.m4 file.  In the directories you use ROOT libraries, have in your Makefile.am file:

lib_LTLIBRARIES         = libFoo.la
pkginclude_HEADERS      = Foo.h
noinst_HEADERS          = FooCint.h
libFoo_la_SOURCES       = Foo.cxx FooCint.cxx   
libFoo_la_LDFLAGS       = -version-info 1:0 -R @ROOTLIBDIR@
libFoo_la_LDADD         = -lCore -lCint @ROOTAUXLIBS@

BUILT_SOURCES           = FooCint.cxx FooCint.h 

AM_CPPFLAGS             = -I@ROOTINCDIR@
AM_LDFLAGS              = -L@ROOTLIBDIR@
CLEANFILES              = *Cint.cxx *Cint.h *~ core 

%Cint.cxx %Cint.h:Include.h LinkDef.h
        @ROOTCINT@ -f $*Cint.cxx -c $(INCLUDES) $(AM_CPPFLAGS) $^  

where you should substitute Foo with whatever, and list the appropriate source files in the _SOURCES variable. In you configure.in file, put:

AC_PROG_CC
AC_PROG_CXX
ROOT_PATH
AM_PROG_LIBTOOL

along with any other macros you may need.

Note that the ROOT_PATH macro takes three optional arguments: the minimal ROOT version to use, action if ROOT is found, and action if ROOT isn't found.  Some examples are

ROOT_PATH(3.03/05, , AC_MSG_ERROR(Your ROOT version is too old))
ROOT_PATH(, AC_DEFUN(HAVE_ROOT))

For example, if you want to compile some part of your source tree conditionally on wether ROOT is present or not, you can put in your configure.in file

ROOT_PATH(,
[
  AC_DEFUN(HAVE_ROOT)
  have_root=yes  
])
AM_CONDITIONAL(GOT_ROOT, test "x$have_root" = "xyes")

And then in some Makefile.am

EXTRA_SOURCES		= root_dependent_source.cc
if GOT_ROOT
LIBFOOXTRA              = root_dependent_source.cc
else
LIBFOOXTRA              =
endif

lib_LTLIBRARIES         = libFoo.la
libFoo_la_SOURCES	= Foo.cc  $(LIBFOOXTRA)

The full list of substitution variables are:

ROOTCONF

full path to root-config

ROOTEXEC

full path to root

ROOTCINT

full path to rootcint

ROOTLIBDIR

Where the ROOT libraries are

ROOTINCDIR

Where the ROOT headers are

ROOTCFLAGS

Extra compiler flags

ROOTLIBS

ROOT basic libraries

ROOTGLIBS

ROOT basic + GUI libraries

ROOTAUXLIBS

Auxiliary libraries and linker flags for ROOT

ROOTAUXCFLAGS

Auxiliary compiler flags

ROOTRPATH

Same as ROOTLIBDIR

Options

--help

Give a short list of options available, and exit

--version

Report the version number of installed ROOT, and exit.

--prefix=<prefix>

If no arguments are given, reports where ROOT is installed. With an argument of =<prefix>, set the base of the subsequent options to <prefix>. If \--exec-prefix is passed with an argument, it overrides the argument given to \--prefix for the library path.

--exec-prefix=<prefix>

If no argument is given, report where the libraries are installed. If an argument is given, use that as the installation base directory for the libraries. This option does not affect the include path.

--libdir

Print the directory where the ROOT libraries are installed.

--incdir

Print the directory where the ROOT headers are installed.

--libs

Output a line suitable for linking a program against the ROOT libraries. No graphics libraries are included.

--glibs

As above, but also output for the graphics (GUI) libraries.

--evelibs

As above, but also output for the graphics libraries and Eve libraries.

--cflags

Output a line suitable for compiling a source file against the ROOT header (class declararion) files.

--new

Put the libNew.so library in the library lists.  This option must be given before options --libs and --glibs.

--nonew

Compatiblity option, does nothing.

--auxlibs

Print auxiliary libraries and/or system linker flags.

--noauxlibs

Do not print auxiliary libraries and/or system linker flags in the output of --libs and --glibs. --auxcflags Print auxiliary compiler flags.

--noauxcflags

Do not print auxiliary compiler flags in the output of --cflags.

--noldflags

Do not print library path link option in output of --libs, --evelibs and --glibs.

--ldflags

Print additional linker flags (eg. -m64)

--arch

Print the architecture (compiler/OS)

--platform

Print the platform (OS)

--bindir

Print the binary directory of the root installation (location of the root executable)

--etcdir

Print the configuration directory (place of system.rootrc, mime type, valgrind suppression files and .desktop files)

--config

Print arguments used for ./configure as used when building root. These cannot be used for ./configure if root was built with CMake.

--git-revision

Print the ROOT git revision number from which root was built.

--has-<feature>

Test if <feature> has been enabled in the build process.

--features

Print list of all supported features

--ncpu

Print number of available (hyperthreaded) cores

--python-version

Print the Python version used by ROOT

--cc

Print alternative C compiler specified when ROOT was built

--cxx

Print alternative C++ compiler specified when ROOT was built

--f77

Print alternative Fortran compiler specified when ROOT was built

--ld

Print alternative Linker specified when ROOT was built

See Also

root(1), root-cint(1)

See also the ROOT webpages: http://root.cern.ch

Original Authors

The ROOT team (see web page above):

Rene Brun and Fons Rademakers

Author

This manual page was written by Christian Holm Christensen <cholm@nbi.dk>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

Referenced By

root(1).

Version 3 ROOT