[Numpy-discussion] recommended way to run numpy on snow leopard

Gael Varoquaux gael.varoquaux@normalesup....
Fri Oct 23 10:04:41 CDT 2009


On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 09:46:47AM -0500, Ryan May wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 23, 2009 at 4:02 AM, David Warde-Farley <dwf@cs.toronto.edu> wrote:
> > On 21-Oct-09, at 11:01 AM, Ryan May wrote:

> >> ~/.local was added to *be the standard* for easily installing python
> >> packages in your user account.  And it works perfectly on the other
> >> major OSes, no twiddling of paths anymore.

> > I've had a lot of headaches with ~/.local on Ubuntu, actually.
> > Apparently Ubuntu has some crazy 'dist-packages' thing going on in
> > parallel to site-packages and /usr and /usr/local and its precedence
> > is unclear. virtualenv also doesn't know jack about it (speaking of
> > which, there's no way to control precedence of ~/.local with
> > virtualenv, so I can't use virtualenv to override ~/.local if I want
> > to treat "~/.local as the new site-packages").

> Ok, so *some* linux distros also choose to break stuff.  I'm noticing
> a theme here where OSes that strive for ease end up breaking something
> basic.  I'm not saying they all need to drastically change; they just
> need to insert their paths *after* ~/.local.  (Thankfully, Gentoo
> doesn't get in my way.)


For instance, last time I looked, fedora had removed numpy.distutils from
the numpy package, and packaged it in a different package. Very
confusing...

Gaël


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