[Numpy-discussion] segmentation fault when installing with pip and python2.7

Geoffrey Ely gely@usc....
Sat Jul 24 18:21:46 CDT 2010


On Jul 24, 2010, at 11:39 AM, Benjamin Root wrote:

> I have to wonder why this question keeps coming up.  Do we need to make the build/installation instructions on the website clearer? 

Yes. I was one who asked recently.  I've not seen easy_install nor pip mentioned on the website nor INSTALL.txt. One sentence advising to avoid these tools, and to just use setup.py would help a lot. This page mentions basic build instructions:

http://www.scipy.org/Installing_SciPy/BuildingGeneral

But that is somewhat obscure for someone downloading the tarball and reading INSTALL.txt.  It should maybe state the essential info upfront (i.e., "python setup.py install"), but it jumps right into Fortran ABI mismatch.  Being impatient, my first thought was, "Yikes, OK, might as well try easy_install first before slogging through this."

-Geoff


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