[SciPy-dev] [MAJOR BUG] latest numpy leads to scikits fail [was: installing openopt]

dmitrey dmitrey.kroshko@scipy....
Mon Sep 22 07:58:27 CDT 2008

David Cournapeau wrote:
> You need to change this, I guess, but for the time being, you can tell
> setuptools install to avoid using eggs (I personally always install
> scikits this way, since I want to avoid eggs on my system, and this
> works well):
> python setup.py install --prefix=foo --single-version-externally-managed
> --record=/dev/null
> I have an alias which shall remain nameless in public to 'python
> setup.py install --single-version-externally-managed --record=/dev/null'
I wonder why scikits installation now is performed into eggs?
Initially there were no problems with pure Python code. Also, AFAIK eggs 
are zipped, at least according to the message I obtain that contains 
zipimport.ZipImportError. I guess unzipping 2 MB of openopt's code each 
session leads to some time leak, also, it will be harder to trace 
programs (via debugger or something like that).

I hope the situation with scikits eggs will be turned back to plain code.


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