[Numpy-discussion] Re: Problems building numpy

Robert Kern robert.kern at gmail.com
Mon Apr 24 09:53:02 CDT 2006

Rick Muller wrote:
> Numpy really builds nicely now, and I appreciate all of the hard work 
> that people have put into portability of this code.
> That being said, I just had my first system where Numpy failed to 
> build. It's on a redhat 7.3 (yes, we have a 7.3 box. I didn't believe 
> it either. not my decision.) and I get the following error when  trying
> to run Numpy:
> Python 2.4.3 (#1, Apr 24 2006, 09:54:46)
> [GCC 3.2.3 20030502 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-42)] on linux2
> Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>> from numpy import array
> import linalg -> failed: /usr/local/lib/python2.4/site-packages/numpy/
> linalg/lapack_lite.so: undefined symbol: s_wsfe
> If this is easy to fix, I'd prefer to fix it. However, if the numpy 
> developers have better things to do than to support a 10-year-old 
> operating system (and I suspect that they do), I'm cool with that.

This usually means that you are not linking in the g2c library:


Robert Kern
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