How to install LHAPDF6

Instruction how to install LHAPDF6 is easy to find here: https://lhapdf.hepforge.org/install.html. But on „fresh” Linux you need to install some dependencies. This tutorial will be about installing additional dependencies needed by LHAPDF6.

How to install LHAPDF6?

Foto: mine. 2008?

Download

Download LHAPDF archive from page https://www.hepforge.org/downloads/lhapdf and unpack to any directory. Alternative method is to use wget:

wget http://www.hepforge.org/archive/lhapdf/LHAPDF-6.6.1.6.tar.gz
tar xf LHAPDF-6.1.6.tar.gz
cd LHAPDF-6.1.6

Install

Installation is standard: configure, make, make install.

I prefer to not use any special path and install this lib directly to /usr/local/lib. So I didn’t use any prefixes:

./configure

After invoking this command I got a message:

checking for Boost headers version >= 1.41.0... no
configure: error: cannot find Boost headers version >= 1.41.0

Boost was missing. Let’s install it:

sudo apt-get install libboost1.48-*

When installation process ends, checking if boost is installed:

dpkg -s libboost1.48-all-dev

How to get version of Boost:

dpkg -s libboost1.48-all-dev | grep 'Version'

In my case: Version: 1.48.0-3.

After installing Boost, retry configure LHAPDF:

./configure

Succeed. Installation:

make
sudo make install

How to check if LHAPDF is installed? Try to invoke:

ls /usr/local/lib/

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For a Debian based distribution, I’d build a deb package, even with checkinstall.

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