[SciPy-dev] numpy-0.9.2, scipy-0.4.4 RPMs

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 10:26:07 CST 2006

Ravikiran Rajagopal wrote:

> On Wednesday 18 January 2006 07:30, Neal Becker wrote:
>> 2) Needs some buildrequires.  lapack, blas.  scipy wants
>> compat-gcc-32-g77-3.2.3-54.fc5 to provide f77.  BTW, I assume it's OK to
>> use this for f77 even though gcc is 4.1?  There is no f77 for gcc4.1 - it
>> has f95 instead.  Don't know if that would work - and definitely don't
>> know how to convince python setup.py to use it even if it did!
> You do not need g77/f77. With gfortran and gcc from the gcc 4.1 tool
> suite, numpy and scipy compile just fine, and work very well - I am even
> using them on a daily basis for my production work! The following minimal
> changes should get everything working fine with gfortran (lines split to
> accomodate my mailer):
> %build
> env CFLAGS="$RPM_OPT_FLAGS" BLAS=%{_libdir} LAPACK=%{_libdir} \
>   python setup.py config_fc --fcompiler=gnu95 build
> %install
> python setup.py config_fc --fcompiler=gnu95 \
> install --root=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT #--record=INSTALLED_FILES
> In general, for FC4 and above, consider using gfortran rather than g77
> since g77 is a dead branch. Virtually everything handled by g77 is also
> handled by gfortran; see http://gcc.gnu.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=19292
> for more information (and ignore the flaming at the end of the comments).

Also, f2py seems to be a separate package that is already in fedora extras. 
I guess it needs to be removed from scipy package (or renamed).

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