[Numpy-discussion] Numerical Python 21.0 released

Gerard Vermeulen gvermeul at polycnrs-gre.fr
Thu Mar 14 23:41:11 CST 2002

Because all RPM based Linux distributions have subtle incompatibilities, it 
is impossible to write a setup.py script that produces RPMs that will work on 
all those distributions.

Normally, RPMs build on a particular version of a particular distribution
will work on other systems with exactly the same version of the same 
distribution (Paul's setup is not "normal", because his Python interpreter
lives in his home directory).

If anybody wants to provide RPMs, please code distribution+version
in the name of the RPM. The RPM.README in the tar.gz explains how
to do this.


On Thursday 14 March 2002 20:42, Paul F Dubois wrote:
> Gerard Vermeulen asked me to remove the RPMs from SourceForge, and I
> have done so. Apparently what is made by default is not useful except
> for me.
> I absolutely refuse to learn about RPMs; it is not useful for my job. If
> the RPM-cult wants this stuff to work then I need patches to setup.py
> that ALWAYS produce a suitable RPM, or a volunteer who will make and
> install such files for each release. I
> will run an automated test if supplied but it can't interfere with my
> system or require superuser privs, because I don't have that.
> I appreciate people trying to help and I'm sorry if it wasn't clear just
> how incompetent I intend to be on this.

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