[SciPy-dev] Wierd error with scipy and VTK

Andrew Straw strawman at astraw.com
Mon Nov 21 01:17:29 CST 2005

GNU libc version 2.3.2 has a bug
"feclearexcept() error on CPUs with SSE" (fixed in 2.3.3) which has been
submitted to Debian
<http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=279294>[2] but not yet
fixed in sarge (and possibly other Debian releases). I have a patch[3]
which fixes it.

[1] http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=10
[2] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=279294
[3] http://www.its.caltech.edu/~astraw/coding.html#id3

Prabhu Ramachandran wrote:

>If I merely import scipy (newcore built last night from SVN) and run
>any trivial VTK script, I get a "Floating point exception" and a crash
>(this is under Debian Sarge on an i386).  I ran the script under gdb
>and everything works!  I've attached the script, which is basically an
>example lifted straight from the VTK examples and just added an
>"import scipy" at the beginning and get the crash.

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