[Gate-users] help with Geant4 Ubuntu installation

Freddie D freddie.781 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 23:17:57 CET 2009

Hello all,

I have been attempting to install Geant4.9.1.p03 on an Ubuntu Linux v. 9.10
(Karmic Koala) operating system. (I have attempted to install the later
version of Geant4, Geant4.9.2 but it is not compatible with GATE 5.0.0.p01
according to GATE installation error messages I received. Therefore, I
defaulted back to the previous version of Geant4)

I have installed LMF v3.0, CHLEP v2.0.4.4, ROOT v5.25.04 (successfully, I
think). I have run any checks that were recommended, and used the
configuration scripts to setup the environmental variables. When attempting
to build Geant4.9.1.p03, however, I get an error message (after many hours
of building/compiling) which indicates that there may have been some errors
during the process. I have rebuilt "fresh" copies of Geant4.9.1.p03 a few
times, but still get the error same message. I have attached the log file
from this build. (I did not receive any such messages when building
Geant4.9.2) Line # 4316 of the log file indicates that G4visHepRep was not
created/compiled correctly:

Compiling DefaultHepRepTypeTree.cc ...
Compiling DeflateOutputStreamBuffer.cc ...
In file included from src/DeflateOutputStreamBuffer.cc:3:
include/cheprep/DeflateOutputStreamBuffer.h:32: error: ‘EOF’ was not
declared in this scope
make[2]: ***
Error 1
Making dependency for file src/G4TheRayTracer.cc ...
Making dependency for file src/G4RTXScanner.cc ...

Despite the error messages, I have attempted to run a few examples. The
first example in ...../novice/N01 seems to run fine. All other examples
attempted, however, give me the error message:

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lG4visHepRep collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

I have found an external thread regarding this issue (please see
but the issue was never resolved. I have also installed additional Ubuntu
packages mentioned in other forums with similar problems.

If anyone has suggestions on how to compile G4visHepRep correctly, or
information on paths, incompatibilities, etc. it would be appreciated! Thank

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