[SciPy-dev] cmake build system for scipy

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Sun Mar 8 23:45:45 CDT 2009

On Sun, Mar 8, 2009 at 23:39, Ondrej Certik <ondrej@certik.cz> wrote:
> Hi,
> I started to write cmake build system for scipy, so that it
> a) can compile in parallel
> b) compiles on all systems out of the box (currently it fails in
> Debian without patching)
> It's in my cmake branch:
> http://github.com/certik/scipy/tree/cmake
> Currently it only compiles part of the sparsetools, but it works with
> f2py and the templates (.src -> .f), so I am posting it here in case
> anyone would like to take it and finish it.
> Unfortunately I am very busy, so I don't know when I have time to work
> on it more.
> Is there some reason why the scipy package cannot be build inplace?
> There are some checks for that:
> ImportError: Error importing scipy: you cannot import scipy while
>    being in scipy source directory; please exit the scipy source
>    tree first, and relaunch your python intepreter.
> So I guess there are good reasons for that. cmake supports both
> inplace and outplace build, but as scipy doesn't seem to work inplace
> anyway, I'll just support the "make install" way.

It works fine in-place using distutils. You are probably not
installing the __config__.py properly.

Robert Kern

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