[SciPy-user] Re: [SciPy-dev] issues with distributing Numeric separately on windows

Jochen Küpper jochen at unc.edu
Fri Apr 5 10:34:08 CST 2002


On Fri, 5 Apr 2002 09:33:42 -0600 (CST) pearu  wrote:

pearu> Personally and in general, I would not feel good if some package
pearu> overwrites already installed version of it. 

Absolutely.

pearu> Would it be possible if NumPy team would provide also gcc
pearu> compiled binaries for windows?

I am sure nobody (incl. Paul Dubois) would complain if you give him a
binary package of the latest numpy to be included on the download
page...

pearu> And to make clear for Windows installers that SciPy will work
pearu> only with gcc compiled Numeric. May be it is possible to check
pearu> that the correct Numeric is used already in the SciPy setup.py
pearu> script and it would raise an exception if Numeric is not
pearu> compiled with gcc.

Wouldn't just checking fo "gcc2_compiled" in some numpy so be enough?

Greetings,
Jochen
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