[Distutils] pip on windows experience

David Cournapeau cournape at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 10:12:40 CET 2014

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 7:50 AM, Paul Moore <p.f.moore at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 29 January 2014 22:50, David Cournapeau <cournape at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> i.e. it would be nice if anyone setup to build C extensions could "just
> >> build numpy".
> >
> > This has always been possible, and if not, that's certainly considered
> as a
> > bug (I would be eager to fix).
> I don't know if you saw my comment earlier in this thread:
> > A quick test later:
> > No BLAS/ATLAS/LAPACK causes a string of warnings, And ignoring the
> > rest of the error stack (which I'm frankly not interested in investing
> > the time to diagnose and fix) I get "RuntimeError: Broken toolchain:
> > cannot link a simple C program". Which is utter rubbish - I routinely
> > build extensions with this installation.
> This is a straight "pip install numpy" run in a virtualenv on Windows
> 7 64-bit with MSVC 2010 (full edition) installed.

which version of python ?

For 2.x, it is expected to fail at that point, since you can't build C
extensions with something different than 2008 (with python.org builds).

For 3.3, it means there is a bug that needs to be fixed.

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