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Re: Question Red Hat or Ubuntu: Which is better for GEANT4? (matthew)
Date: 03 Jan, 2012
From: Ben Morgan <Ben Morgan>

Hi Matthew

On Thu, 22 Dec 2011 01:58:53 GMT, matthew wrote:
> I am having a tough time getting GEANT to both install and compile code
> on Ubuntu. I've successfully run GEANT using CYGWIN but I've run into
> memory stack problems with CGYWIN. So i'm trying to install GEANT using
> a virtual machine running Ubuntu. But after spending an entire day
> trying to find all the necessary packages and finally getting GEANT to
> install, I still can't compile my code. I seem to be getting bizarre
> errors about not finding G4RayTraverXViewer(?).
> 
> Is Red Hat easier to get up and running with GEANT?

I wouldn't say either is easier - in both cases you'll have to install all the required packages. The only thing I'd note about Ubuntu is that there is the very useful Ubuntu Packages Search reference site. If you run into a configure or compilation error regarding missing files, the error will in most cases list the file name. You can use the Search the contents of packages interface at the Ubuntu Packages Search site to find the package that provides that file. It's possible RedHat provide a similar interface.

Cheers

Ben.

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