[Numpy-discussion] numpy installation issues

David Cournapeau david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac...
Mon Jul 7 03:27:40 CDT 2008

Chris Bartels wrote:
> Hi,
> I have been trying to install numpy (as a dependancy of matplotlib) on
> cygwin. I would like to use the native cygwin-python numpy install, as
> the cygwin development environment I use is portable on usb disk
> (http://www.dam.brown.edu/people/sezer/software/cygwin/). (Extremely
> useful!)
> It would be even better if i can actually install
> numpy/scipy/matplotlib on this portable distribution.
> Unfortunately "python setup.py build" does give an error. (I installed
> python with sources, so /usr/lib/python2.5/config is existing. Which
> seemed to be a problem with another python package when I googled for
> this error.)

It looks like you did not install python correctly. I strongly recommend
you to use the python available for cygwin, after having removed the
python you installed from sources. Installing the python package does
give you /usr/lib/python2.5/config, as can be seen on the cygwin package

Once you correctly installed the python package from cygwin, remove the
build directory in numpy sources, and start again. This should get you



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