[SciPy-user] Error in SciPy install on Zenwalk-4.6.1 system.

R S Ananda Murthy rsamurti@airtelbroadband...
Tue Jul 31 23:08:46 CDT 2007

R S Ananda Murthy wrote:
> Hello,
> I am trying to make package of SciPy on Zenwalk-4.6.1. I have already 
> installed numpy, lapack, fftw. When I do
> python setup.py install --prefix=/usr --root=$dest
> setup runs for some time, and then I get the following message:
>   File "/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/numpy/distutils/misc_util.py",
> line 687, in _get_configuration_from_setup_py
>     ('.py', 'U', 1))
>   File "Lib/odr/setup.py", line 9, in <module>
>     from numpy.distutils.misc_util import get_path, Configuration, dot_join
> ImportError: cannot import name get_path
> Why am I getting this ImportError?

Because I screwed up just before the numpy 1.0.3 release and removed that
deprecated function without realizing that scipy 0.5.2 still used it.

> How to correct this?

This is fixed in the SVN scipy.

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though 
it had
  an underlying truth."
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Thank you so much Robert Kern for your immediate reply. Can you please 
tell me how to get SVN SciPy or what patches I should apply to 0.5.2 
version of SciPy to eliminate this error?

Thanks again for your help and time,


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