[SciPy-user] building scipy_distutils

Robert Kern rkern at ucsd.edu
Tue Oct 4 20:48:42 CDT 2005

Chris Fonnesbeck wrote:
> It seems that one needs scipy_distutils to build scipy_distutils:
> Nelson:/usr/local/src/scipy_distutils chris$ python2.4 setup.py build
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "setup.py", line 47, in ?
>     import scipy_distutils
> ImportError: No module named scipy_distutils
> This doesnt make much sense; how do you get around this for a clean build?

Add /usr/local/src to the PYTHONPATH temporarily. It's a hack, but the
usual way to install was to install scipy_core (the old one, not the new
one) as a whole, not just scipy_distutils alone.

Robert Kern
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