Stephen Walton wrote:
In my ongoing struggles with FC4, I now find that the Fedora developers have put Numeric 23.7 into the core as python-numeric and built pygtk2 against it, so the latter has a dependency on the former.
I think this is a bad idea unless the core developers are going to include ATLAS and build Numeric against it. After all, this community and the Scipy one have gone to great lengths to optimize ATLAS and build Numeric and numarray (and presumably the new scipy core) against it. But I'm probably not going to convince the Redhat folks on my own.
So, questions are: can someone more familiar with pygtk2 than me tell me what parts of it depend on Numeric and why? Can we start a campaign to put ATLAS into Fedora Core if Numeric is going to be there too?
It's for returning a Numeric array from a pixbuf. Strictly speaking, it's optional, but it looks like the package maintainers decided to compile it in for FC4. Can you make an RPM of python-numeric compiled against ATLAS and install it yourself? Or can you install Numeric yourself and make a dummy package to tell RPM that yes, indeed, Numeric is installed? I'm terribly unfamiliar with Fedora and RPM; I've always prefered Debian. -- Robert Kern firstname.lastname@example.org "In the fields of hell where the grass grows high Are the graves of dreams allowed to die." -- Richard Harter