[Numpy-discussion] Instructions on building from source

Eric Firing efiring@hawaii....
Thu Jul 24 02:15:58 CDT 2008

Andrew Straw wrote:

> Just for reference, you can find the build dependencies of any Debian
> source package by looking at its .dsc file. For numpy, that can be found
> at http://packages.debian.org/sid/python-numpy
> Currently (version 1.1.0, debian version 1:1.1.0-3), that list is:
> Build-Depends: cdbs (>= 0.4.43), python-all-dev, python-all-dbg,
> python-central (>= 0.6), gfortran (>= 4:4.2), libblas-dev [!arm !m68k],
> liblapack-dev [!arm !m68k], debhelper (>= 5.0.38), patchutils,
> python-docutils, libfftw3-dev
> Build-Conflicts: atlas3-base-dev, libatlas-3dnow-dev, libatlas-base-dev,
> libatlas-headers, libatlas-sse-dev, libatlas-sse2-dev

Do you know why atlas is not used, and is even listed as a conflict?  I 
have libatlas-sse2 etc. installed on ubuntu hardy, and I routinely build 
numpy from source.  Maybe the debian specification is for 
lowest-common-denominator hardware?


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