[Distutils] Problem with library search in distutils

Wirawan Purwanto wirawan0 at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 16:55:32 CET 2010

Thanks David for your reply. I see, I wasn't aware of a better effort
(numscons) below. Thanks for pointing that out.


On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 8:41 PM, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com>wrote:

> 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.
> David

Wirawan Purwanto
College of William and Mary
Physics Department
Williamsburg, VA 23187
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