we currently have issues getting the newest versions of the software compiled on Ubuntu 18.04. We had found some time ago, that building with
aliBuild build O2Suite --defaults o2
does not work any longer due to incompatibilities with some of the readout packages. I also tried just now, and it failed in ReadoutCard. As we for the QC development do not need those, we switched to using
aliBuild build qcg --defaults o2
which was working fine for quite some time now. Unfortunately, now the QCG has been separated from the O2 software packages and the qcg.sh completely removed from alidist. Running the above command now leads just to
ERROR: [Errno 2] No such file or directory: u'alidist/qcg.sh'
which is obvious, as QCG is no longer there. As we want to be able to run some simulations for testing purposes, building with the defaults
o2-dataflow is not an option.
Building only O2 with
aliBuild build O2 --defaults o2
is still running fine, but does not help, as we need QualityControl.
If this is of any relevance, my current aliBuild version is 1.8.0.
In conclusion, I have the question, how to get the full software including QualityControl and the simulation packages (but not necessarily the readout packages) on Ubuntu 18.
Thanks a lot for any help!
PS: I am aware, that Ubuntu is not an officially supported platform, but from my experience and the topics here in ALICE talk, I think it is widely used, so would be really nice to get it working!