[SciPy-dev] Scipy Compile and Testing Problem from SVN

Charles R Harris charlesr.harris@gmail....
Sat Apr 11 17:05:56 CDT 2009

On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 3:45 PM, Gael Varoquaux <
gael.varoquaux@normalesup.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 02:17:06PM -0400, Skipper Seabold wrote:
> > First before I get into the last few things that I can think of, sorry
> > for all the questions.  If the next few steps don't work, I am open to
> > switching Linux distributions and seeing if I have more luck because I
> > am about at the end of my abilities (and time constraint).  I have
> > seen that Debian-based distributions are usually better for Scipy and
> > the extensions.  Is there a particular "flavor" that is popular for
> > Scipy developers?
> Stick with mainstream: use Debian or Ubuntu.

> I use Ubuntu on most of my boxes, because I like the 6 months release
> strategy. Debian stable is usually too old for me (although I do run one
> of my server under it). I've also had good experiences with Debian
> unstable, though I find it lack the polish of Ubuntu, and is very
> slightly more of a moving target.

And I prefer Fedora because it isn't a pain to install on software raid1 and
doesn't require an hour or two to set up for software development. Suse was
my favorite years ago, I wonder what happened?

Ubuntu is easiest to upgrade, however, and the unfree codecs and video
drivers are easier to install.

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