[SciPy-User] Installing SciPy on Mac OSX 10.6.5 - build errors with fftpack.so?

Ralf Gommers ralf.gommers@googlemail....
Tue Nov 30 17:58:50 CST 2010

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 6:34 AM, Rob Newman <rlnewman@ucsd.edu> wrote:

> Thanks for the pointers Ralf!
> Do you know which one did the trick? I'm compiling a log of build errors,
so I want to include this if there's a clear cause and solution.


> On Nov 30, 2010, at 2:04 AM, Ralf Gommers wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 30, 2010 at 8:23 AM, Rob Newman <rlnewman@ucsd.edu> wrote:
>> Hi there SciPy gurus,
>> I am trying to install SciPy on my OSX machine. I have successfully
>> installed Numpy and Matplotlib just fine, but am running into problems with
>> SciPy. As per the SciPy website instructions, here is the information
>> requested to help troubleshoot this. I searched the archives, but the posts
>> seemed related to users having problems installing both packages, not just
>> SciPy. It looks to me like the build fails at the g77 compile, possibly
>> related to the library fftpack.so
>> Note that I have both Fortran g77 and GFortran installed just fine.
> This looks familiar, but I can't remember the details. A few remarks:
> 1. You don't need/want g77, only gfortran.
> 2. The recommended gfortran is
> http://r.research.att.com/gfortran-4.2.3.dmg, you have another one.
> 3. Numpy 1.5.0 had a distutils bug which could be related, try 1.5.1
> 4. You want to use the same compiler used for compiling Python. It looks
> like you compiled Python yourself, or at least you're not using the dmg
> installer from python.org. Default compiler is gcc-4.0, try using that
> either by setting CC/CXX, or by symlinking gcc/g++/c++ to the 4.0 versions.
> Cheers,
> Ralf
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