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These tutorials assume you are p123456 using a Linux LWP. Replace p123456 with your own p-number in relevant commands. These tutorials also assume you are allowed to edit a .bashrc file in the directory /home/p123456/. If this is not the case, contact In the tutorials, Linux commands, directories and file names are written bold to distinguish them.


To be able to use the GSI software you'll need to make sure the following packages are installed on your system:

sudo apt-get install cmake cmake-data g++ gcc gfortran build-essential make patch sed libx11-dev libxft-dev libxext-dev libxpm-dev libxmu-dev libglu1-mesa-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libncurses5-dev \
curl bzip2 gzip unzip tar subversion git xutils-dev flex bison lsb-release python-dev subversion-tools libcurl4-openssl-dev libc6-dev-i386 libxml2-dev wget libssl-dev automake autoconf libtool

GSI configuration

Run the command root-setup. You will see the options and arguments the command takes, including a list of the environments you can set up. There are five environments:

cern, fair, r3b, panda and cbm

Below you'll find detailed instructions of how to set up each of these environments.

Configuration of CernRoot

Configuration of FairRoot

Configuration of R3BRoot

Configuration of PandaRoot

Configuration of CBMRoot

Configuration of multiple GSI-systems

Running R3BRoot, CBMRoot or PandaRoot with modifications of your own

Adding a detector to R3BRoot