[SciPy-user] installation problems on SUSE 10.2

John Schulman joschu@caltech....
Tue Jun 30 08:34:47 CDT 2009


On Tue, Jun 30, 2009 at 8:43 AM, Eike Welk<eike.welk@gmx.net> wrote:
> On Monday 29 June 2009, John Schulman wrote:
>> I'm going to post my solution, because it's a really easy general
>> solution to these installation problems, and it isn't mentioned on
>> the scipy webpages.
>> I downloaded and built sage from source. All it requires is a c/c++
>> compiler. http://www.sagemath.org/download-source.html
>> This took about 3 hours.
>> This gives me a totally self-contained local python installation
>> with scipy in it.
>> It also has ipython, easy_install, and all that other nice stuff in
>> the bin directory.
>> When I log on, I go to the sage directory and type in the command
>> ./sage -sh
>> This sets all the shell variables so the executables in the sage
>> bin directory becomes default, so I just have to type 'ipython' and
>> I've got my sage ipython.
> Thanks for telling us an alternative, and painless way to install
> Numpy/Scipy/Matplotlib on Suse Linux. Could you put a description of
> the installation process into Scipy's Wiki, please?
> The "science" repository mentioned in the Wiki worked when I installed
> openSuse 11.0 on my computer, about a year ago. (Both repositories
> that you talked about, 'science' and 'ScientificLinux', don't contain
> packages for your operating system, Suse 10.2, anymore. Therefore
> these repositories are of little help for you.)
> That there are now two repositories for Numpy/Scipy and also
> David Cournapeau's repository for Atlas is a bit confusing. Some time
> ago I have E-mailed some of the maintainers and proposed that they
> merge these repositories, but unfortunately it has not happend.
> I wrote the section about installing Numpy/Scipy/Matplotlib on Suse
> when I had trouble installing them myself. The wording has to be
> updated somehow, since there are no longer packages for Suse 10.2 at
> the mentioned locations.
> Kind regards,
> Eike.
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