[Rivet] make check failure

Stefan Gieseke gieseke at particle.uni-karlsruhe.de
Wed Jul 8 14:02:32 BST 2009

Hi Hendrik, 

ok, that revelaed a missing HepMC.so..., and finally the missing path to 

Adding both manually to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH it works.  

I.e. running rivet works. 

Your 'make check', however, still fails:

[output of 'make check']

make[2]: Entering directory `/home/stefan/mc/Rivet-1.1.3/plugindemo'
List of analyses includes MYANALYSIS? NO
FAIL: testplugin
1 of 1 tests failed
Please report to rivet at projects.hepforge.org
make[2]: *** [check-TESTS] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/stefan/mc/Rivet-1.1.3/plugindemo'
make[1]: *** [check-am] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/stefan/mc/Rivet-1.1.3/plugindemo'
make: *** [check-recursive] Error 1

[PATHs I had to set by hand]

~/mc/Rivet-1.1.3 % echo $PYTHONPATH && echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH 

Anayways, rivet works for me now.  As you said that you didn't know of the 
'check' target that current failure might be because the "MYANALYSIS" is 

Maybe you want to set the RPATH in the executable as these PATHS should be 
clear at the configure step.  Something similar should also exist for the 

Cheers, Stefan 

On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, Hendrik Hoeth wrote:

> Thus spake Stefan Gieseke (gieseke at particle.uni-karlsruhe.de):
> > sorry, I forgot to mention.  I did make sure that the PYTHONPATH is
> > pointing to a meaningful location.  So, I did "make install" before
> > make check.  
> > 
> > The rivet module is also missing if I simply type $RIVET_PREFIX/bin/rivet 
> > from some location. 
> Well, calling $RIVET_PREFIX/bin/rivet does exactly the same thing, so
> it's not a surprise that you get the same error.
> Do you have $PYTHONPATH/rivet.py and $PYTHONPATH/_rivet.so ?
> What happens if you go to $PYTHONPATH, run python and do "import rivet"
> manually?
>    Hendrik
> -- 
> "You have to take the most direct road to go instead of your 
>  meeting, you have to, this one ended, leave at once the CERN
>  domain."         (imprint on the CERN visitor ID cards)

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