[SciPy-dev] Debian packages of scipy and f2py

José Fonseca j_r_fonseca at yahoo.co.uk
Mon Jul 14 17:57:37 CDT 2003

I've make Debian packages of scipy and f2py. They are available from my
apt-get repository at:


I referred to Joe Reinhardt's packages http://people.debian.org/~jmr/
but have done these packages from scratch. These come for all python
versions in debian unstable (2.1, 2.2 and 2.3).

I've run the standard tests successfully but I'd appreciate that
problems with these packages to be reported to me [privately] as I'd
like to have these on Debian proper at some time.

One tricky issue I'd like to address with the scipy and f2py maintainers
is the the scipy_distutils. Both scipy and f2py attempt to install to
/usr/lib/python*/site-packages/scipy_distutils and at least on Debian
this is not admissible so the packages conflict with each other and are
mutually exclusive. This is particularly even more annoying for me,
since for building scipy f2py is needed, so I need to install and
uninstall them as a maniac. Is there any solution that allow both these
packages to happily co-exist in a tree without overlapping?


José Fonseca

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