[SciPy-user] failure to build scipy on RHEL5

Michael Hearne mhearne@usgs....
Thu Apr 24 11:52:37 CDT 2008

Paul - I apologize if you get two responses - it's not clear if my  
email client actually delivered another email I just sent on this topic.

In answer to your offer - yes, that would be great if I could get the  
RPMs, as I am completely unable to compile scipy on my own.  I'm using  
f77, and getting complaints about not having a Fortran 90 compiler,  
and not having compiled with LAPACK with -fPIC (which I certainly  
_tried_ to do).

Anyway, if you have time to put them on EPEL, that would help me and  
hopefully other frustrated RHEL users out there.  Otherwise, let me  
know the best way for me to get the files.


On Apr 23, 2008, at 4:17 PM, Paul Barrett wrote:

> Mike,
> I have numpy, scipy, and matplotlib RPMs for EL5 x86_64, if you want
> them.  I also think that I have the i386 ones too, but the SRPMs are
> of course available.
> I've been meaning to offer them to the EPEL repository, but I haven't
> made the time.
> -- Paul
> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 5:59 PM, Robert Kern <robert.kern@gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Michael Hearne <mhearne@usgs.gov>  
>> wrote:
>>> Wasn't sure how far back to go, so here's several more lines' worth:
>> Here's the important one:
>> /usr/bin/ld: /usr/local/lib/libfblas.a(cgemm.o): relocation
>> R_X86_64_32 against `a local symbol' can not be used when making a
>> shared object; recompile with -fPIC
>> /usr/local/lib/libfblas.a: could not read symbols: Bad value
>> You need to compile BLAS to be relocatable using the -fPIC flag to  
>> the
>> compilation flags. If you are following the directions on that wiki
>> strictly, replace this line:
>>  g77 -fno-second-underscore -O2 -c *.f
>> with this line:
>>  g77 -fPIC -fno-second-underscore -O2 -c *.f
>> --
>> 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."
>>  -- Umberto Eco
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Michael Hearne
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