[SciPy-User] installing scipy under rhel 5

Paul Tremblay paulhtremblay@gmail....
Thu Feb 21 22:53:22 CST 2013

Thanks Tom. I don't quite understand how the .cfg file works with a 
build, so I'll have to keep experimenting until I get success.


On 2/19/13 4:37 PM, Tom Aldcroft wrote:
> I use a home-brew package installer for CentOS5 (RHEL5) which is not
> pretty but does successfully build SciPy and its dependencies all from
> source.  (For bonus you can see how to build Gtk+ and PyGtk on RHEL5
> which is even harder).  The build script  includes the exact version
> numbers (sometimes not the latest) that are known to work.
> You can try building scipy following the steps in these build scripts:
>    https://github.com/sot/skare/blob/master/cfg/num_libs.cfg
>    https://github.com/sot/skare/blob/master/cfg/num_sci_src.cfg
> The exact versions of libraries that are known to work are available in:
>    https://github.com/sot/skare/blob/master/pkgs.manifest
> There is also a lot of cruft in there related to our work environment
> that you should ignore.
> Hope that helps,
> Tom
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM, Paul Tremblay <paulhtremblay@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have been trying to install scipy for rhel 5 all day and have had no luck.
>> I know rhel is something like a decade old, but my job requires I use it.
>> I installed numpy and matplotlib with almost no problem. Both packages told
>> me I needed blas and lapack. I downloaded the rpms and installed them.
>> However, when I try to build with
>> python2.7 setup.py build
>> I get the following message:
>>   Blas (http://www.netlib.org/blas/) libraries not found.
>>      Directories to search for the libraries can be specified in the
>>      numpy/distutils/site.cfg file (section [blas]) or by setting
>>      the BLAS environment variable.
>> I know I need to link to BLAS, but I can't find this library anywhere.
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