[Numpy-discussion] Re: Problems building numpy w/ ATLAS on Solaris 8

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 19:19:01 CST 2006


skip at pobox.com wrote:
>     Robert> Hmm. Was ATLAS compiled -fPIC? 
> 
> I'm not certain, but I doubt it should matter since only .a files were
> generated.  There's nothing to relocate:
> 
>     $ ls -ltr
>     total 9190
>     lrwxrwxrwx   1 skipm    develop       41 Feb  9 14:51 Make.inc -> /home/ink/skipm/src/ATLAS/Make.SunOS_Babe
>     -rw-r--r--   1 skipm    develop     1529 Feb  9 14:51 Makefile
>     -rw-r--r--   1 skipm    develop   236004 Feb  9 14:57 libtstatlas.a
>     -rw-r--r--   1 skipm    develop   241352 Feb  9 16:28 libcblas.a
>     -rw-r--r--   1 skipm    develop   280464 Feb  9 16:33 libf77blas.a
>     -rw-r--r--   1 skipm    develop   278616 Feb  9 16:34 liblapack.a
>     -rw-r--r--   1 skipm    develop  3603644 Feb  9 16:36 libatlas.a

Google suggests that it does matter. E.g.

http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2001-March/013510.html
http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=14202
http://mail.python.org/pipermail/image-sig/2002-June/001884.html

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Robert Kern
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