[SciPy-user] failed easy_install on OSX
Sat Feb 7 16:13:27 CST 2009
I found a small bug (more with OSX than with SciPy) but worth
If you upgrade setuptools on OS X without changing your path, for some
reason /usr/bin/easy_install (system setuptools 0.6c7) will remain
ahead of /usr/local/bin/easy_install (your current install). Then, if
you try to do an easy_install of scipy, it fails because setuptools
0.6c7 doesn't provide the proper fcompiler attribute.
1) download and run setup.py manually - this will use the most recent
setuptools via python
2) Change your PATH so that /usr/local/bin comes before /usr/bin. Why
this isn't the case already, I have no idea. I guess it's apples way
of insulating casual users from hackers like us.
I would like to put this advice here:
But I don't have permission. If you want to give me permission, I am
DavClark on the scipy.org wiki.
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