[Numpy-discussion] Numpy 1.4.0 rc1 released

René Dudfield renesd@gmail....
Wed Dec 2 05:01:54 CST 2009

On Wed, Dec 2, 2009 at 9:49 AM, David Cournapeau
<david@ar.media.kyoto-u.ac.jp> wrote:
> Nadav Horesh wrote:
>> I got the following errors with a clean installation of numpy (previous installations deleted):
> Actually, there are still some leftover: the file
> numpy/core/test_defmatrix.py does not exist in the tarball.
> cheers,
> David
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this is caused by distutils not having a mechanism for removing old files.
See this bug:

We put in some hacks into pygame distutils for removing old files
(with msi installer, and for setup.py installer).  However I think the
long term solution they are thinking of is to allow distutils to
uninstall correctly.  However that will only work for new pythons if
it is implemented.

The pygame distutils mod has a list of old files to remove, which are
then acted on by the msi code, and the setup.py install code.

I could submit a patch for numpy if you are interested?  It would
require a list of old files from previous versions of numpy (like


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