[Numpy-discussion] segmentation fault when installing with pip and python2.7

Benjamin Root ben.root@ou....
Sat Jul 24 13:39:49 CDT 2010

On Sat, Jul 24, 2010 at 1:44 AM, Ralf Gommers

> On Fri, Jul 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM, celil <celil.kj@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I just installed numpy on Snow Leopard using pip. However, running the
>> tests results in a segmentation fault. Has anybody else encountered this
>> problem? How did you solve it?
>> Do not use pip or easy_install, these tools are not very reliable. This
> question gets asked very regularly, and just plain "python setup.py install"
> usually solves the problem.
> Besides that, you're using python 2.7, so you have to compile numpy trunk
> or 1.5.x branch, 1.4.1 does not work.
> Cheers,
> Ralf
I have to wonder why this question keeps coming up.  Do we need to make the
build/installation instructions on the website clearer?  Maybe explicitly
state which common methods of installing python tools should and should not
be used?

I am not quite familiar with pip and such, but could there be some way to
have the numpy package on PyPi return a message saying that one should build
from source instead?  Or is there something that can be done to make
installing using pip better?

Ben Root
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