[Numpy-discussion] Trouble building NumPy on PPC64

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Tue Mar 20 17:02:38 CDT 2012


On Mon, Mar 19, 2012 at 6:45 PM, Andreas H. <lists@hilboll.de> wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I have troube installing numpy in a virtual environment on a SuSE
> Enterprise 11 server (ppc64).
>
> Here is what I did:
>
>    curl -O https://raw.github.com/pypa/virtualenv/master/virtualenv.py
>    python virtualenv.py --distribute --no-site-packages .virtualenvs/pydoas
>    source .virtualenvs/pydoas/bin/activate
>    pip install numpy
>
> And here is the outcome:
>
>    SystemError: Cannot compile 'Python.h'. Perhaps you need to install
> python-dev|python-devel.
>
> However, Python.h exists, because I did install the python-devel package:
>
>    (pydoas)hilboll@odin:~/.virtualenvs/pydoas/build/numpy> find
> /usr/include/ | grep Python.h
>    /usr/include/python2.6/Python.h
>
> I also tried without the --distribute --no-site-packages flags, with the
> same result.
>
> Any hints are very welcome :)
>

Hard to say what's going wrong. Perhaps pip is not for python2.6 but
another python version? Can you install without pip, so normal "python
setup.py install"? Can you post the full build log?

Ralf
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