[Numpy-discussion] numarray 0.5 -> python setup.py build fails
jmiller at stsci.edu
Tue May 6 11:26:07 EDT 2003
Todd Miller wrote:
> Sebastian Haase wrote:
>> I just tried this :
>> haase at baboon:~/numarray-0.5: python2.2 setup.py build --gencode
>> creating /usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/numarray
>> error: could not create '/usr/lib/python2.2/site-packages/numarray':
>> Permission denied
>> I guess this is the same bug I ran into a couple month ago - I
>> already now a
>> workaround ...
>> - Sebastian
> Here's a couple work arounds I use:
> 1) When trying to install to /usr/lib, I first "su root".
> 2) When I don't like to or can't "su root", I first install Python in
> my home directory using: "./configure --prefix=$HOME". With a local
> Python, site-packages is also local and writeable by default.
> That said, setup.py has some kludges in it that need to be eliminated
> or factored out.
A third method, a little less onerous than the first two, is:
3) mkdir $HOME/numarray; python setup.py build --gencode
This works OK even if you're using a Python which does not have a
writeable site-packages directory.
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