Cross compilation

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Sun Oct 22 21:44:07 CDT 2006

Jeremy R. Fishman wrote:
> Hi, I was wondering if anyone can give me some advice on how to go about 
> cross-compiling NumPy.  I have been searching around and can't find any 
> support in distutils for cross compilation.  Is there some way I can 
> still compile Numerical Python using a mipsel-linux compiler, on say a 
> Cygwin host?

I'm afraid that distutils really does not support cross-compilation. numpy adds 
some more complications in that it tries to configure itself by compiling and 
running small programs.

Robert Kern

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