[SciPy-dev] problem building scipy on win32

Alexandre Gillet gillet at scripps.edu
Tue Mar 16 17:33:41 CST 2004

>n Wed, 10 Mar 2004, Alexandre Gillet wrote:
>>/ Hi,
>/>/ I am trying to build SciPy-0.2.0_alpha_200.4161.
>/>/ I did follow the note from Pearu Peterson 
>/>/ (http://cens.ioc.ee/~pearu/scipy/BUILD_WIN32.html <http://cens.ioc.ee/%7Epearu/scipy/BUILD_WIN32.html>)
>/>/ I am not using the cvs version, but I did use the cvs version of 
>/>/ scipy_core for installing it.
>/>/ Then I cd in SciPy-0.2.0_alpha_200.4161 and type msys.py python setup.py 
>/>/ build.
>/>/ I am now getting the following error:
>/>/ /building 'scipy_base.fastumath' extension
>/>/ Traceback (most recent call last):
>/>/   File "setup.py", line 111, in ?
>/>/     setup_package()
>/>/   File "setup.py", line 101, in setup_package
>/>/     url = "http://www.scipy.org", <http://www.scipy.org%22,>
>/>/   File "scipy_core\scipy_distutils\core.py", line 42, in setup
>/>/     return old_setup(**new_attr)
>/>/   File "c:\Python23\lib\distutils\core.py", line 149, in setup
>/>/     dist.run_commands()
>/>/   File "c:\Python23\lib\distutils\dist.py", line 907, in run_commands
>/>/     self.run_command(cmd)
>/>/   File "c:\Python23\lib\distutils\dist.py", line 927, in run_command
>/>/     cmd_obj.run()
>/>/   File "c:\Python23\lib\distutils\command\build.py", line 107, in run
>/>/     self.run_command(cmd_name)
>/>/   File "c:\Python23\lib\distutils\cmd.py", line 333, in run_command
>/>/     self.distribution.run_command(command)
>/>/   File "c:\Python23\lib\distutils\dist.py", line 927, in run_command
>/>/     cmd_obj.run()
>/>/   File "c:\Python23\lib\distutils\command\build_ext.py", line 269, in run
>/>/     self.build_extensions()
>/>/   File "c:\Python23\lib\distutils\command\build_ext.py", line 395, in 
>/>/ build_extensions
>/>/     self.build_extension(ext)
>/>/   File "scipy_core\scipy_distutils\command\build_ext.py", line 116, in 
>/>/ build_extension
>/>/     res = old_build_ext.build_extension(self,ext)
>/>/   File "c:\Python23\lib\distutils\command\build_ext.py", line 492, in 
>/>/ build_extension
>/>/     target_lang=language)
>/>/   File "c:\Python23\lib\distutils\ccompiler.py", line 843, in 
>/>/ link_shared_object
>/>/ extra_preargs, extra_postargs, build_temp, target_lang)
>/>/ TypeError: link() takes exactly 13 arguments (14 given)
>That error is due to the bug in Python 2.3 distutils. scipy_distutils 
>implements a workaround to this issue but the workaround is effective only 
>when setup scripts use scipy_distutils, the setup scripts in 
>SciPy-0.2.0_alpha_200.4161 apparently do not do that.
>>/ Any Idea.
>/>/ I  need to use that version of Scipy as the GA module seems not to work 
>/>/ on later version, that version was installed on Linux and works fine for us.
>It might be easier to fix whatever issues you have with the recent GA 
>module rather than trying to get SciPy-0.2.0_alpha_200.4161 working. What 
>problems exactly do you experience with the GA module?

Thanks for the answer, I am only trying to install Scipy and I am not 
using the GA module,I will ask the person in my lab who used the GA to 
provide me with the exact problem. And I will get back to you as soon as 
I have the information.

o Alexandre Gillet email: gillet at scripps.edu
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