Running pythia8 in madgraph nlo mode

Asked by Sayan Dasgupta on 2018-10-10

Hello,

I am trying to shower nlo events using pythia8 installed inside the madgraph interface. The following error is displayed.

INFO: Events generated
reweight -from_cards
decay_events -from_cards
INFO: Preparing MCatNLO run
INFO: Compiling MCatNLO for PYTHIA8...
 USING PYTHIA 8, version >= 8.200
g++ -O -I/home/sayan/MG5_aMC_v2_5_3/HEPTools/pythia8/include \
  -I/home/sayan/MG5_aMC_v2_5_3/ttnlocheck/MCatNLO/include Pythia82.cc -o Pythia8.exe \
  -L/home/sayan/MG5_aMC_v2_5_3/HEPTools/pythia8/lib -lpythia8 \
  -I/home/sayan/MG5_aMC_v2_5_3/HEPTools/hepmc/include -L/home/sayan/MG5_aMC_v2_5_3/HEPTools/hepmc/lib -lHepMC -L../lib -L/home/sayan/MG5_aMC_v2_5_3/HEPTools/pythia8//lib -L/home/sayan/MG5_aMC_v2_5_3/HEPTools/boost/lib -L/home/sayan/MG5_aMC_v2_5_3/HEPTools/zlib/lib -lpythia8 -lboost_iostreams -lz -ldl -lstdc++ \

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lboost_iostreams
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
Makefile:49: recipe for target 'Pythia82' failed
make: *** [Pythia82] Error 1
Pythia8 compilation did not succeed, exiting

Can I please get a solution?

Thanks in advance.

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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Hi

Sorry to look at this only now.
On which os are your running?
As far as i have looked, the problem is related to your OS where boost decide to not create that specific library at install time.

It is probably since you do not need it, but I need to create a VM with your exact OS in order to try to reproduce this and investigate who decide to add that line "-lboost_iostreams" inside the makefile (I'm worry that this is a decision of pythia8 and that I can not do anything about it, except complain to py8 autor)

Cheers,

Olivier

Sayan Dasgupta (sayandg) said : #3

Hi Olivier,

I am working in an Ubuntu machine. Can you please check?

Thank you.

Can you be more specific (which version of Ubuntu)

Olivier

Sayan Dasgupta (sayandg) said : #5

Ubuntu 16.04

On Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 14:42 Olivier Mattelaer, <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #674984 on MadGraph5_aMC@NLO changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo/+question/674984
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Olivier Mattelaer proposed the following answer:
> Can you be more specific (which version of Ubuntu)
>
> Olivier
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Thanks,

I'm lucky I have installed such VM recently for a lecture that I'm giving this afternoon.
I do not want to mess with this VM before my lecture, so I will take a look tomorow (or tonight)

vagrant@vagrant:~$ cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus)"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS"
VERSION_ID="16.04"
HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
VERSION_CODENAME=xenial
UBUNTU_CODENAME=xenial

Cheers,

Olivier

Sayan Dasgupta (sayandg) said : #7

Ok thanks Olivier.

On Wed, 31 Oct 2018, 14:57 Olivier Mattelaer, <
<email address hidden>> wrote:

> Your question #674984 on MadGraph5_aMC@NLO changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/mg5amcnlo/+question/674984
>
> Olivier Mattelaer posted a new comment:
> Thanks,
>
> I'm lucky I have installed such VM recently for a lecture that I'm giving
> this afternoon.
> I do not want to mess with this VM before my lecture, so I will take a
> look tomorow (or tonight)
>
> vagrant@vagrant:~$ cat /etc/os-release
> NAME="Ubuntu"
> VERSION="16.04.3 LTS (Xenial Xerus)"
> ID=ubuntu
> ID_LIKE=debian
> PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS"
> VERSION_ID="16.04"
> HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
> SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
> BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
> VERSION_CODENAME=xenial
> UBUNTU_CODENAME=xenial
>
> Cheers,
>
> Olivier
>
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> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
>

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #8

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Hi,

Here is a work-around the pythia8 bug. It will be include in 2.6.5 (but if py8 author corrects that bug themself)

Cheers,

Olivier

=== modified file 'madgraph/interface/common_run_interface.py'
--- madgraph/interface/common_run_interface.py 2018-11-15 22:48:20 +0000
+++ madgraph/interface/common_run_interface.py 2018-11-16 13:25:13 +0000
@@ -5808,15 +5846,21 @@
                 supports_HEPMCHACK = '-DHEPMC2HACK' in stdout

                 #3. ensure that those flag are in the shower card
- for l in libs:
- if l not in extralibs:
- modify_extralibs = True
- extralibs.append(l)
                 for L in paths:
                     if L not in extrapaths:
                         modify_extrapaths = True
                         extrapaths.append(L)
-
+ for l in libs:
+ if l == 'boost_iostreams':
+ #this one is problematic handles it.
+ for L in paths + extrapaths:
+ if misc.glob('*boost_iostreams*', L):
+ break
+ else:
+ continue
+ if l not in extralibs:
+ modify_extralibs = True
+ extralibs.append(l)
             # Apply the required modification
             if modify_extralibs:
                 if extralibs: