[MMTK] Scientific python installation problems

Jonathan Turner Jonathan.Turner at lns.etat.lu
Mon Oct 6 11:27:58 CEST 2003

Hi Konrad and all the others on the MMTK list

Konrad was right, Mandrake had put python.h in a seperate package that
wasn't installed. This has now been installed, together with netCDF, numeric
python, and scientific python. Now, when I try and run one of the example
scripts I get :- segmentation fault (core dumped) as an error.

Now, I went through the script I used, and asked it to print ´line 1` etc...
going through the the script.

Now, it would appear that the whole installation is doing funny things as it
doesn't even get to the first line of the script.

I re-installed everything. I went in the order python2.2, numeric, netCDF,
scientific, then MMTK. Running the site.py script to identify site packages,
it doesn't recognise the netCDF - is this OK? (I assume that as it is not a
python package per se that it will be OK)

Does anybody have any ideas?

Thanks again!

Jon Turner

Dr J.D. Turner
Psychoneuroimmunology Group Leader
Immunology Department
Laboratoire National de la Sante
L-1011 Luxembourg
Tel +352 490 626
Fax +352 490 686

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Konrad Hinsen" <hinsen at cnrs-orleans.fr>
To: <Jonathan.Turner at lns.etat.lu>; <mmtk at python.net>
Sent: Thursday, September 25, 2003 11:32 PM
Subject: Re: [MMTK] Scientific python installation problems

On Friday 19 September 2003 11:19, Jon Turner wrote:

> Mandrake has installed  Python in /usr/lib/python2.2/ and of course the
> site packages follow that in their subdirectory. netCDF is installed and
> would seem to have gone in cleanly to the correct place (/usr/local/).
> Now, on running the ScientificPython-2.4.3 setup.py script I run across
> problems, initially it would appear that it is looking for python2.2
> files in the wrong place, /usr/local/include rather than (usr/lib/) and
> this causes the C compiler (gcc in this case) to fall over. At the

The protocol you include looks fine, /usr/include/python2.2 is in the header
search path. It seems that Python.h is not there. Perhaps Mandrake - like
RedHat, for example - puts header files into a separate package (RedHat
it "python-devel") which is perhaps not installed on your machine.

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