[Numpy-discussion] Having trouble installing Numpy on OS X

Nat Wilson njwilson23@gmail....
Sat Jan 24 12:34:08 CST 2009

Would anyone be willing to help me interpret an error while trying to  
build and install Numpy? I've searched around, and haven't seen this  

I've been running into this wall for about half the day now. I've  
tried reinstalling Python, using numpy 1.2.0 and 1.2.1.

I have Python 2.6.1, running on OS X 10.4.11, with a G4 PPC processor.

Here's the print out:

Ganymede:~/Desktop/numpy-1.2.1 username$ python setup.py build
Running from numpy source directory.
Traceback (most recent call last):
   File "setup.py", line 96, in <module>
   File "setup.py", line 68, in setup_package
     from numpy.distutils.core import setup
   File "/Users/username/Desktop/numpy/numpy/distutils/__init__.py",  
line 6, in <module>
   File "/Users/username/Desktop/numpy/numpy/distutils/ccompiler.py",  
line 11, in <module>
   File "/Users/username/Desktop/numpy/numpy/distutils/log.py", line  
7, in <module>
   File "/Users/username/Desktop/numpy/numpy/distutils/misc_util.py",  
line 8, in <module>
   File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/ 
python2.6/tempfile.py", line 34, in <module>
     from random import Random as _Random
   File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/ 
python2.6/random.py", line 871, in <module>
     _inst = Random()
   File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/ 
python2.6/random.py", line 96, in __init__
   File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/ 
python2.6/random.py", line 115, in seed
     super(Random, self).seed(a)
SystemError: error return without exception set

Any ideas?
I've had numpy/scipy installed in the past, but recently had to wipe  
everything and start from scratch. Everything should be pretty clean  
right now. Am I missing something obvious?


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