[Numpy-discussion] RHEL 5.3+ build?

Michael Droettboom mdroe@stsci....
Wed Feb 24 07:59:05 CST 2010

David Carmean wrote:
> Does anyone use/build this stuff on RHEL 5.3+ (x64)?  :)  Seems not so much.
> I'd like to use numpy (and PyTables) for a few tasks where it would be much 
> more efficient to have much of the processing performed on the servers generating 
> the data (about 400 systems) than backhauling the huge amount of input data 
> across our WAN around the continent.  However, the vast majority of these systems 
> are 64-bit RedHat EL 5.3 and 5.4, and I'm having trouble building numpy 1.3.0 
> with gcc.
> I found an RPM for 1.2.0 so that will get me through most of the R&D, and I'd 
> rather wait for the next stable release before spending any more time trying 
> to build.  But I'm wondering if there's anybody on the team or in the active 
> contributors/users world who is regularly building numpy on various flavors of 
> CentOS/RHEL5.x.
We (STScI) routinely build Numpy on RHEL5.x 64-bit systems for our internal use.  We need more detail about what you're doing and what errors you're seeing to diagnose the problem.


Michael Droettboom
Science Software Branch
Operations and Engineering Division
Space Telescope Science Institute
Operated by AURA for NASA

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