[SciPy-dev] Building scipy on Debian Woody.
prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in
Thu Feb 21 04:43:32 CST 2002
Earlier scipy used to modify the Numeric install and required one to
link scipy/Numerical to the Numeric sources. However, with Numeric
20.3 this no longer seems necessary? Or is it? Fernando's document
also makes no mention of this. Whats the deal?
I also had difficulty when I made a clean rebuild with the fftw_thread
libraries. The shared libs were there and somehow was not detected.
The problem vanished when I installed the fftw-dev package in woody
which installs the static libs and also creates libfftw_threads.so
links correctly. However, please note that
site-packages/scipy/fftw/fftw.so is only dynamically linked. So it
seems like a packaging error (NOT in scipy but in the debian package)
that there are no libfftw.so links made in /usr/lib.
As regards the installation procedure mentioned in Fernando's page
I'd recomend doing this:
python setup.py install --prefix=/usr/local
instead of plain
python setup.py install
without the prefix the packages are installed in /usr which can be
FWIW, I'd like to mention that somehow Python 2.1.2 has some trouble
with f2py. I still havent figured this out. Pearu was saying that
upgrading to Python 2.2 fixes this.
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