[SciPy-user] Installing scipy on x86_64 opensuse 10.1 system

Christian Kristukat ckkart at hoc.net
Fri Nov 24 18:27:12 CST 2006

David Strozzi wrote:
> Hi,
> I see there's been some recurring pain with 64-bit systems, so please bear with
> me if this is redundant.
> I have an x86-64 system (AMD athlon) with opensuse 10.1.  I've compiled python
> 2.5 and numpy 1.0 (final release) manually, and they work fine.  scipy 0.5.1
> hasn't been so easy.
> In particular, it seems the install script can't find a slew of libraries, which
> I have installed the opensuse packages for (blas, fftw, and so on).  The lock
> appears to be that the libs are installed in lib64 dirs, like /usr/lib64, but
> scipy's only looking in non-64 dirs like /usr/lib.  What is the key?

I guess you have modified site.cfg to your needs? I can't help you any further
with that problem but maybe save you from running into the next one: don't use
SuSE blas/lapack libraries. They are buggy. You have to build them on your own.


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