scipy.test troubles (was Re: [SciPy-dev] Stupid question.)

Pearu Peterson pearu at
Wed Feb 20 14:48:32 CST 2002


On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:

> Yes, a clean install works fine.  Atleast it imports fine and some of
> my code runs fine.  However the tests fail after a point.  I get a
> segmentation fault.  Here is the relavant segment:
> [New Thread 1024 (LWP 8670)]
> Python 2.1.1 (#1, Nov 12 2001, 19:01:44) 

It might be that Python 2.1.1 is causing these troubles. There was a nasty
bug in Python that shows up when one extension module imports another one.

for details. I am running

Python 2.1.2 (#1, Jan 18 2002, 18:05:45) 
[GCC 2.95.4  (Debian prerelease)] on linux2

and it does not crash (though there are still these 5 failures).

Actually I would recommend Python 2.2 that is nice for f2py tests
while 2.1 gives sometimes still trouble (the reasons I don't know


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