[Numpy-discussion] numpy distutils breaks scipy install on mac

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Wed Dec 9 14:08:05 CST 2009

On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 14:03, Mark Sienkiewicz <sienkiew@stsci.edu> wrote:
> Robert Kern wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 15:36, Mark Sienkiewicz <sienkiew@stsci.edu> wrote:
>>> ( Presumably, some other version of gfortan does accept -arch, or this
>>> code wouldn't be here, right? )
>> Right. The -arch flag was added by Apple to GCC and their patch really
>> should be applied to all builds of GCC compilers for the Mac. It is
>> deeply disappointing that Fink ignored this.
> So, you're saying that an un-patched GCC doesn't know -arch ?


> In that
> case, isn't it a mistake to see "gfortran" on the path, and then assume
> that you can say "-arch" to it?

We're not. You've found a bug in our test for whether or not gfortran
supports the flag.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless
enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as
though it had an underlying truth."
  -- Umberto Eco

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