[SciPy-user] Problems installing scipy in SuSE 10.2

Nils Wagner nwagner@iam.uni-stuttgart...
Wed Jun 13 02:02:48 CDT 2007

David Cournapeau wrote:
> rex wrote:
>> Karl Edler <kte608@mail.usask.ca> [2007-06-11 10:58]:
>>> ...and installed all the rpms in
>>> http://software.opensuse.org/download/home:/ashigabou/openSUSE_10.2/ 
>>> but then I could not install python-scipy because Ashigabou has no
>>> python-scipy package and the python-scipy package in
>>> http://repos.opensuse.org/science/   does not like the refblas found in
>>> the Ashigabou repository. Apart from compiling my own blas, lapack, and
>>> scipy I am at a loss as to what to do.
>> Hello Karl,
>> Since none of the experts have responded, I will. I suggest compiling
>> blas, lapack, numpy and scipy. Have a look at:
>> http://pong.tamu.edu/tiki/tiki-view_blog_post.php?blogId=6&postId=97
> Please note that the instructions are not up-to-date anymore, specially 
> concerning atlas. One of the problem is that now, many distributions 
> (debian and ubuntu being exceptions here) use gfortran as the default 
> fortran compiler instead of g77, and without extra carefulness, you 
> cannot mix libraries compiled by one compiler with another. Also, the 
> g77 (compat-g77 something on opensuse if I remember correctly) has been 
> broken for a long time.
> On opensuse (at least 10.2), I would say use gfortran everywhere instead 
> of g77, because the latter is being deprecated on this platform.
> David
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Hi David,

I use g77 on opensuse 10.2 without any problem.
I have deinstalled gcc-fortran before the installation of LAPACK/ATLAS,

compat-g77 works fine for me. The problem was fixed some month ago.
IIRC Robert K. didn't recommend the usage of gfortran. Is it still valid ?


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