[Distutils] Problem with library search in distutils

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 02:41:18 CET 2010

On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 4:46 AM, Wirawan Purwanto <wirawan0 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I would like to report an issue with python's distutils. I ran into
> trouble with my numpy installation, which seems to be caused by
> distutils. What I am to do is to link my numpy shared objects against
> Intel MKL (version 10.1)

Please report numpy build issues on numpy ML - everybody would will be
able to help you will be on numpy ML, whereas not that many people
able to help you hang out here.
> Note that I could have fooled the build system by providing softlink
> to all these files in a single subdir, but it seems that system_info
> could be fixed to handle situations above without much muddling like
> this.

yes, the whole distutils scheme (numpy.distutils to be precise) scheme
to detect libraries is not very robust to say the least.

You should use numscons if you want to link with the MKL, it is much easier.


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