[SciPy-user] scipy build with gcc on solaris problems

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Mar 3 10:29:46 CST 2008


On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 5:29 AM, John Reid <j.reid@mail.cryst.bbk.ac.uk> wrote:
>
>
>  John Reid wrote:
>  > Also when I import scipy.optimize I have the following error. Could
>  > easy_install be using the solaris CC compiler? Would this cause this
>  > problem?
>  >
>
>  I found out how to change the default compiler with easy_install but now
>   I am told I cannot compile the code on Solaris with gcc:

Using --compiler=gcc doesn't help, actually. That option chooses
between different classes of compilers rather than specific
executables; 'gcc' is not an option. Look at "python setup.py
build_ext --help-compiler" for the available options. Almost
certainly, you shouldn't change it. The only real choices are for
Windows and old Mac OS.

The correct compiler *should* be picked up from the Python Makefile
which is stored in your Python installation. Usually, you will need
the same compiler that built your Python.

-- 
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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