[Numpy-discussion] Error while upgrading to numpy 1.4.1

Vishal Rana ranavishal@gmail....
Mon Jun 14 11:33:04 CDT 2010


Thanks, it worked.

On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 7:39 AM, Benjamin Root <ben.root@ou.edu> wrote:

>
>
> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 1:09 AM, David Cournapeau <cournape@gmail.com>wrote:
>
>> On Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 3:00 PM, Vishal Rana <ranavishal@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> > I am getting this error while upgrading to numpy 1.4.1 from 1.3 on
>> ubuntu
>> > 10.04 using easy_install -U numpy command, I even tried downloading /
>> > installing numpy 1.4.1 but no luck, help appreciated.
>>
>> First, do not use easy_install to upgrade the numpy included with
>> ubuntu. You should never do that, because easy_install will break the
>> state of your installed packages w.r.t. apt database.
>>
>> It looks like you do not have development tools installed (the crt.o
>> is a C runtime file which is provided by gcc) - install gcc, gfortran
>> and libatlas-base-dev.
>>
>> I would also strongly discourage you to use easy_install on 10.04. The
>> version in ubuntu 10.04 uses distribute which is buggier than
>> setuptools at this point (sic),
>>
>> cheers,
>>
>> David
>>
>
> Vishal, I would like to second David's sentiments.  easy_install for numpy
> is not done very well and can cause a lot of issues.  You will need to make
> sure you uninstall numpy using synaptic, and also see if you can find any
> partial installs in the /usr/lib/python2.6/site-distribution folder, and
> even the /usr/local/lib/python2.6/site-distribution folder and remove them
> using rm -rf.
>
> With a cleaned-out environment, and the previously mentioned packages (you
> might need a couple more...) you can then build from source using 'sudo
> python setup.py install' in the numpy directory.  Be sure to run the tests
> after the install to ensure that everything works properly.  I had to redo
> the build a few times before the tests finished successfully for me.
>
> Ben Root
>
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