[SciPy-dev] Re: SciPy RPM

eric eric at scipy.org
Mon Apr 1 05:56:53 CST 2002


Mark,

I've forwarded this to the scipy development list.  Some people there may have
more experience with the RPM issues.

eric


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Fardal" <fardal at coral.phys.uvic.ca>
To: <eric at enthought.com>; <travis at enthought.com>
Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 1:53 AM
Subject: SciPy RPM


>
> Hi,
>
> I finally got access to python2 on some Red hat machines.  Time to try
> out SciPy.  There is an interesting setup here where /usr/local is on
> a central server.  It means the sysop just has to install major
> packages once, but the result is that "local" means "remote"...
>
> [root at coral incoming]# rpm --test -iv SciPy-0.1-1.i686.rpm
> Preparing packages for installation...
>
> I think this means there were no dependency conflicts.
>
> [root at coral incoming]# rpm -ivh SciPy-0.1-1.i686.rpm
> Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
>    1:SciPy                  error: unpacking of archive failed on file
/usr/local/include/python2.1/Numeric/arrayobject.h: cpio: mkdir failed -
Permission denied
>
> but, I can't write to /usr/local.  Looking in rpm manual discover an
> interesting-looking option
>
> [root at coral incoming]# rpm --relocate
/usr/local/=/astro/fardal/usr/local/ -ivh
> SciPy-0.1-1.i686.rpm
> Preparing...                ########################################### [100%]
> path /usr/local in package SciPy-0.1-1 is not relocateable
>
> does this mean I can't install SciPy?  that seems odd.  why shouldn't I
> be able to change the install point?
>
> thanks,
> Mark Fardal
> University of Victoria
>
> PS: The page
> http://www.scipy.org/download/scipy_rpm
> lists Eric as the contact but Travis as recipient of problems,
> so I'll send this to both.
>





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