[SciPy-dev] installation problems with SciPy

Pearu Peterson pearu at scipy.org
Fri Jun 25 10:03:22 CDT 2004

On Fri, 25 Jun 2004, Giovanni Samaey wrote:

> Hi,
> I seem to have some problems installing SciPy.
> I installed SciPy from the latest (?) source that I downloaded following
> the instructions at
>   http://www.scipy.org/documentation/buildscipy.txt
> I took advantage of the fact that ATLAS is already installed here under
> /usr/lib/3dnow.  I don't have root access to my system.

> I generated the information that is requested by the INSTALL.text file;
> it is attached to this mail...

Thanks for the information. We should concentrate to the following error
in system_info.py output:

running build_src
building extension "atlas_version" sources
  adding 'build/src/atlas_version_0x8bd9e760.c' to sources.
running build_ext
customize UnixCCompiler
customize UnixCCompiler using build_ext
Command: /home/giovanni/bin/bin/python -c "import
Status: 1
Output: Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 1, in ?
ImportError: libatlas.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file 
or directory

Where is this file libatlas.so.2 in your system? You may need to add
its directory path to /etc/ld.so.conf file (and run ldconfig). Since
you don't have root access then add the directory path to


environment variable and see if atlas_version works then.

> The command
> $ python scipy_core/scipy_distutils/command/build_flib.py
> could not be executed because for some reason "build_flib.py" is not
> present; maybe the info in attachment might tell why?

That is ok. build_flib.py is not existing anymore, its functionality has 
been replaced by *fcompiler.py files.


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