[SciPy-dev] newscipy and ATLAS

Pearu Peterson pearu at scipy.org
Fri Oct 28 12:51:44 CDT 2005

On Fri, 28 Oct 2005, Arnd Baecker wrote:

> Hi,
> I tried to install newcore and newscipy on a different machine
> and ATLAS is not detected.
> The reason for this is that on this debian sarge box
>> dpkg -L atlas3-base
> /.
> /usr
> /usr/lib
> /usr/lib/libatlas.so.3.0
> /usr/lib/libcblas.so.3.0
> /usr/lib/libf77blas.so.3.0
> /usr/lib/liblapack_atlas.so.3.0
> /usr/lib/atlas
> /usr/lib/atlas/libblas.so.3.0
> /usr/lib/atlas/liblapack.so.3.0
> So there are no symbolic links from
>  /usr/lib/libatlas.so  to /usr/lib/libatlas.so.3.0
> Would it be possible that scipy distutils also searches
> for the .so.X.Y  ones - or would this lead to problems
> in the linking stage?

In principle it would be possible. However, users should install
atlas3-base-dev package when building scipy themselfs. That's why *-dev 
packages are provided in the first place.
I guess only debian developers or packagers should build scipy against 
.so.X.Y libraries.


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