Quick Start Guide to building GlueX Software

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You gotta start somewhere. Here that means you need Xerces-C, Cernlib, and Root. The following need to be defined first:

  • CERN

Here is an example of a working definition on ifarml5 (running Fedora 8):

setenv XERCESCROOT /group/halld/Software/ExternalPackages/xerces-c-src_2_7_0.Linux_Fedora8-i686-gcc4.1.2
setenv ROOTSYS /apps/root/PRO/root
setenv CERN /apps/cernlib/i386_fc8
setenv CERN_LEVEL 2005

and an example for jlabl3 (running RHEL5):

setenv XERCESCROOT /group/halld/Software/ExternalPackages/xerces-c-src_2_7_0.Linux_RHEL5-i686-gcc4.1.2
setenv ROOTSYS /apps/root/PRO/root
setenv CERN /apps/cernlib/i386_rhel5
setenv CERN_LEVEL 2005

Check-out and build

The following will checkout out and build jana, hdds, and the GlueX source tree in the current directory:

setenv GLUEX_TOP `pwd`
svn checkout https://halldsvn.jlab.org/repos/trunk/scripts/build_scripts
source build_scripts/gluex_env.csh
set make_targets="jana_build hdds_build halld_build"
make -f $BUILD_SCRIPTS/Makefile_all $make_targets

These five lines can also be found in trunk/scripts/build_scripts/boot.csh as an executable script (the second line checks out the boot_scripts directory).

Run the code

Again you have to start somewhere. Let's assume that you want to get the default calibration, create a directory to run the code, update your path, run the default configuration of the Monte Carlo and reconstruct the result with a default analysis code.

Get the calibration

make -f $BUILD_SCRIPTS/Makefile_all calib_make

Create a run directory

An example:

cd $HOME
mkdir run

Refresh the path


Run the Monte Carlo

cd $HOME/run
cp $HALLD_HOME/src/programs/Simulation/HDGeant/control.in .

Run the analysis

cd $HOME/run
hd_root hdgeant.hddm

What if I don't have the pre-requisites?

If the system you are on does not have xerces, root, or cernlib, there are targets in Makefile_all that can build these for you (although YMMV). For example if you do not have xerces on your system then you can modify the instructions above as follows:

  1. Do not set the XERCESCROOT environment on your own (as described in the "pre-requisites" section above). gluex_env.csh will do that for you.
  2. Add the target "xerces_build" to the "make_targets" environment variable.