libblas error with NumPy 1.0rc2 on Python 2.5 and Red Hat 9

Steven H. Rogers steve at
Tue Oct 10 22:38:27 CDT 2006

Is there a specific libblas required by NumPy?  I just installed 1.0rc2 
and get this error.

Python 2.5 (r25:51908, Sep 21 2006, 17:18:24)
[GCC 3.2.2 20030222 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.2-5)] on linux2
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 >>> import numpy
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy/", line 
40, in <module>
    import linalg
"/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy/linalg/", line 
4, in <module>
    from linalg import *
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy/linalg/", 
line 25, in <module>
    from numpy.linalg import lapack_lite
ImportError: /usr/lib/ undefined symbol: e_wsfe


Steven H. Rogers, Ph.D., steve at
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