[Numpy-discussion] after building from source, how to register numpy with synaptic?
Sat Apr 25 04:36:52 CDT 2009
On Fri, Apr 24, 2009 at 10:11:07PM -0400, Chris Colbert wrote:
> Like the subject says, is there a way to register numpy with synaptic
> after building numpy from source?
Don't play with the system's packaging system unless you really know what
you are doing.
Just install the numpy you are building outside of /usr/lib/... (you
should never be installing home-build stuff in there). For instance
install it in /usr/local:
sudo python setup.py install --prefix /usr/local
Now it will override the system's numpy. So you can install matplotlib,
which will drag along the system's numpy, but you won't see it.
On a side note, I tend to install home-built packages that overide system
packages only in my home. I have a $HOME/usr directory, with a small
directory hierarchy (usr/lib, usr/bin, ...), it is added in my PATH and
PYTHONPATH, and I install there.
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