Setting runtime_library_dirs while building numpy

Albert Chin numpy-discussion at
Fri Nov 3 09:54:17 CST 2006

On Fri, Nov 03, 2006 at 05:19:09PM +0100, Karol Langner wrote:
> On Friday 03 of November 2006 16:09, Albert Chin wrote:
> > We have atlas-3.6.0 installed in a non-standard location. When
> > building the numpy-1.0 shared libraries, we'd like to encode the
> > non-standard location in the RPATH of the executable. We do this with
> > other Python modules by adding the following to setup.cfg:
> >   [build_ext]
> >   rpath=<path to library>
> >
> > But, this doesn't work for numpy-1.0. Is there another way to do this?
> try something like this in your site.cfg:
> [atlas]
> library_dirs = <paths to libraries>
> include_dirs = <paths to include dirs>
> atlas_libs = <names of libraries>

The library_dirs variable will simply set the path for the linker to
search for the library (i.e. -L<paths to libraries>). However, it
won't add the -Wl,-rpath,<paths to libraries> on Linux that we want
(or -R<paths to libraries> on Solaris, etc.).

albert chin (china at

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