[Numpy-tickets] [NumPy] #667: _dotblas.so only built if ATLAS is installed

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Sun Feb 24 04:47:08 CST 2008

#667: _dotblas.so only built if ATLAS is installed
 Reporter:  otizonaizit  |       Owner:  somebody
     Type:  defect       |      Status:  new     
 Priority:  high         |   Milestone:  1.0.5   
Component:  numpy.core   |     Version:  none    
 Severity:  critical     |    Keywords:          
 Dear numpy devs, after changeset 3854 (
 http://projects.scipy.org/scipy/numpy/changeset/3854 ) dotblas only gets
 built when ATLAS is installed (LAPACK+BLAS is not enough anymore). This
 prevents the python-numpy debian package ( http://packages.debian.org/sid
 /python-numpy ) from being built with dotblas support (see debian bug for
 details: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=464784 ). What
 is the reason for such a dependency? Shouldn't the API for BLAS and ATLAS
 routines be exactly the same so that they can be used interchangeably?
 Simply adding a dependency on ATLAS for python-numpy in debian at the
 moment is not feasible (see the debian bug report for more details).

 Thank you for your attention and keep up with the very good work!


 ps: I've set the priority for this bug report to "high" and severity to
 "critical", because numpy on debian is presently *really* slow, at the
 point that is almost unusable, forcing users to build it from source.

Ticket URL: <http://scipy.org/scipy/numpy/ticket/667>
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