PandaRoot Installation Manual

This installation manual is for PandaRoot with MonALISA support. Some configuration/installation scripts might be slightly modified from what you might have seen before. The idea is that error reporting has to be pretty good if this build is to happen without human intervention, via PackMan on the Grid.

Summary of changes

The original cbmsoft tarball was taken from this GSI wiki page. To it were added, in the /cbmsoft/tools/ directory, two extra apmon/ml pacakages (source tarballs). The cbmsoft/ script was modified to compile the two new packages and a few error handling mistakes were rectified (see attached). XM support was removed from Also cbmsoft/tools/ was modified to enable MonALISA support (see this howto). A new script that handles the whole compilation, was added (see attachments). The whole lot was then repackaged together like this:
bash > tar -zcvf cbmsoft-ml.tgz cbmsoft/

Getting the tarball

Get the tarball from here. This tarball contains the extra apmon/ml packages and all the necessary scripts (the scripts are attached below just for convenience).

Unpack like this:
bash > tar -zxvf cbmsoft-ml.tgz

Building the software

You can see now two new items: the directory cbmsoft/ and the script

bash > ls -F

ALERT! Be aware that the build will require a considerable amount of disk space. Check your disk quota before you continue.

Run the postinstall script:

bash > ./
Doing postinstall ...                                                                          
Resetting PATH and TOP_DIR ...
Setting up the new environment ... [done]
Compiling external packages (this may take a few hours) ... [done]
Compiling PANDA software (this may take a few minutes) ... [done]
All the logs will be located in the directory cbmsoft/log/.


Talks dealing with PandaRoot and/or MonALISA will be linked below:

-- DanProtopopescu - 28 Jun 2007

The scripts attached below are already included in the tarball. ALERT! You don't have to download them separately.

imported from and adopted some links to load from attachments

-- PeterZumbruch - 23 Aug 2012
I Attachment Action Size Date Who Comment
ML-Online-Dubna.pptppt ML-Online-Dubna.ppt manage 4 MB 2012-08-23 - 14:42 PeterZumbruch;filename=ML-Online-Dubna.ppt
cbmsoft-ml.tgztgz cbmsoft-ml.tgz manage 60 MB 2012-08-23 - 14:41 PeterZumbruch manage 8 K 2012-08-23 - 14:37 PeterZumbruch New script (included in the tarball) manage 9 K 2012-08-23 - 14:37 PeterZumbruch XM is disabled in this version of the script (included in the tarball) manage 1 K 2012-08-23 - 14:38 PeterZumbruch script (included in the tarball) manage 1 K 2012-08-23 - 14:38 PeterZumbruch New script (included in the tarball)
Topic revision: r1 - 2012-08-23, PeterZumbruch
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