[SciPy-user] SciPy with gcc4 and gfortran on OS X

Zachary Pincus zpincus at stanford.edu
Fri Apr 7 16:31:00 CDT 2006

Hi folks,

Emboldened by the some reported successes with compiling SciPy with  
gfortran and gcc4 on OSX/Intel machines, I thought I'd give it a try  
on my powerbook.

Unfortunately, it did not work -- but hopefully it's close, because  
the problems I saw are all things that various people on this list  
have seen and solved.

OS X 10.4.6, on a PPC G4
gcc: powerpc-apple-darwin8-gcc-4.0.1 (GCC) 4.0.1 (Apple Computer,  
Inc. build 5250)
gfortran: GNU Fortran 95 (GCC) 4.2.0 20060218 (experimental)
(gfortran binary downloaded from hpc.sf.net today.)
SVN checkout of numpy and scipy from today.

I only had one problem during the build -- there were errors like:
  /usr/bin/ld: can't locate file for: -lcc_dynamic
I fixed this by modifying numpy/distutils/fcompiler/gnu.py so that  
the Gnu95FCompiler class had a method like:
     def get_libraries(self):
       opt = GnuFCompiler.get_libraries(self)
       if sys.platform=='darwin':
       return opt
so that the unnecessary cc_dynamic library was not included.

> In [1]: import scipy
> import linsolve.umfpack -> failed: No module named _umfpack
I think that people had seen this problem before, but using a more  
recent gfortran solved it for them on intel macs. I'm using the most  
recent gfortran from hpc.sf.net on my G4, so this problem still  

> In [2]: scipy.test()
> import linsolve.umfpack -> failed: No module named _umfpack
> Overwriting fft=<function fft at 0x284f570> from  
> scipy.fftpack.basic (was <function fft at 0x1395930> from  
> numpy.dft.fftpack)
> Overwriting ifft=<function ifft at 0x284f5f0> from  
> scipy.fftpack.basic (was <function inverse_fft at 0x1395970> from  
> numpy.dft.fftpack)
> Adjust D1MACH by uncommenting data statements
> appropriate for your machine.
> STOP 779
Also a problem people had seen with gfortran, but one that I thought  
had been patched.

For the time being, I'll just switch back to gcc3/g77. Hopefully this  
information will help, though.


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