[SciPy-dev] Scipy vs. Fedora Core 4
Fernando.Perez at colorado.edu
Wed Sep 14 11:45:22 CDT 2005
Stephen Walton wrote:
> Stephen Walton wrote:
>>Despite the above, I think Ravi's patch should be incorporated into
> You know, I thought about this comment of mine overnight and decided
> it's silly. i1mach, r1mach, and d1mach are fundamental to many of the
> Netlib routines which Scipy incorporates. If gfortran won't compile
> them correctly, then you won't get the right answer and gfortran should
> not be used to build Scipy.
> Fedora Core 4 is feeling more and more like a beta to me.
To be honest, after seeing their head-first jump into gcc4/gfortran, without
looking if there was any water in the pool at all, I decided to stay behind a
little. FC3 continues to be patched (yesterday they FINALLY fixed a 2-year
old kernel bug which prevented reliable access to USB storage devices), and
everything builds there. Making a python2.4-based environment takes a bit of
extra work, but I'm mostly using 2.3 only so that's fine for me.
It seems to me that gcc4/gfortran are not really ready for production use, if
you want to spend your time doing work instead of chasing build/compile problems.
In a very selfish way, thank you for going first and getting the arrows on
your back ;)
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