[Bioc-devel] xps build problem on veracruz2

cstrato cstrato at aon.at
Thu Mar 23 19:09:30 CET 2017

Dear Herve,

Thank you for your explanation.

The reason that xps does not work with ROOT 6 is that I have tried it 
but there seem to be so many changes, that I did not succeed.
Since for xps there is no advantage using ROOT 6 vs ROOT 5, and ROOT 5 
was still supported, I have decided to stay with ROOT 5.

BTW, I have also one question:
Why did you decide to set up a new Mac with El Capitan instead of using 
the newest OS Sierra? (I have the impression that most Mac users are 
either happy to stay with their old OS or they upgrade to the newest one.)

Best regards,

On 03/23/17 17:47, Hervé Pagès wrote:
> Hi Christian,
> The CRAN folks are currently experimenting with clang 4.0.0 for
> producing the Mac binaries of R and CRAN packages so we are using
> the same on veracruz2. This is a version of clang that is ahead of
> what's in XCode 8.x or XCode 7.x. So I guess that means we'll have
> to compile ROOT from source on veracruz2.
> BTW any reason not to make xps work with ROOT 6?
> Cheers,
> H.
> On 03/23/2017 07:28 AM, cstrato wrote:
>> Dear Valerie,
>> I have seen that you have set up a new Mac server, veracruz2, running El
>> Capitan.
>> Although the development version of xps does even run on Mac OS Sierra,
>> one issue still remains the same:
>> You need to install the latest ROOT version 5, since xps does not run
>> with ROOT 6!
>> So you need to install on veracruz2 the same root version that you have
>> installed on toluca2 running Maverics, i.e.
>> root_v5.34.36.macosx64-10.11-clang70.dmg
>> However, if you have installed on El Capitan XCode 8.x instead of XCode
>> 7.x, then you need to compile ROOT from source, i.e.:
>> https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__root.cern.ch_download_root-5Fv5.34.36.source.tar.gz&d=DwICAg&c=eRAMFD45gAfqt84VtBcfhQ&r=BK7q3XeAvimeWdGbWY_wJYbW0WYiZvSXAJJKaaPhzWA&m=q9mk6yIytaNZlSdiLX_dFwchX8Tb7ra6x3WBBNIcs2o&s=Lz7YkqZ3XwjRsYIXVTbSvbDvTM-jTyoWvoVSa1PdBDw&e=
>> The README file of xps does explain how to compile ROOT for Sierra. This
>> should also be valid for El Capitan running XCode 8.x.
>> Thank you in advance.
>> Best regards,
>> Christian
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