[SciPy-user] building with local libraries

Arnd Baecker arnd.baecker at web.de
Wed Dec 14 02:10:40 CST 2005

On Tue, 13 Dec 2005, Rob Managan wrote:

> What is the proper way to tell scipy to use libraries that are not in
> the 'standard" locations?
> It seems that for FFTW you have to set and environment variable and
> not use site.cfg.

Which lines did you put into site.cfg?

For example:

library_dirs = /scr/python/lib/
include_dirs = /scr/python/include/

Note that you will also have to specify `include_dirs`,
otherwise it will find the libraries, but not the include
files and therefore tell you that there is no fftw at all.

(Note to developers: wouldn't it be nicer at this point
to tell the user that the libs were found, but
not the header files, which are needed for the install?)

Best, Arnd

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