[Numpy-discussion] .debs of numpy-0.9.8 available for Ubuntu Dapper

Andrew Straw strawman at astraw.com
Thu Jun 8 04:54:40 EDT 2006

I've put together some .debs for numpy-0.9.8. There are binaries 
compiled for amd64 and i386 architectures of Ubuntu Dapper, and I 
suspect these will build from source for just about any Debian-based 
distro and architecture.

The URL is http://sefton.astraw.com/ubuntu/dapper and you would add the 
following lines to your /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://sefton.astraw.com/ubuntu/ dapper/
deb-src http://sefton.astraw.com/ubuntu/ dapper/

Although this is the culmination of my first serious attempt Debianizing 
something, I've attempted to build these "properly" (using inspiration 
from Matthias Klose's Numeric and numarray packages for Debian and 
Ubuntu, although I've updated the build system to use CDBS).

The numpy source has a build dependency on setuptools (0.6b2), which is 
also available at the repository. Numpy doesn't get installed as an 
.egg, but it carries along .egg-info, which means that numpy can be part 
of a setuptools dependency specification. This was done using the 
--single-version-externally-managed command for setuptools.

I'm building this repository to serve some of my needs at work, and I 
hope to add recent versions of several other projects including 
matplotlib and scipy in the coming days. I hope to be able to keep the 
repository up-to-date over time and to respond to bug reports and 
questions, although the amount of time I have to devote to this sort of 
stuff is unfortunately often near zero.

If I get some positive feedback, I'm likely to add this to the scipy.org 
download page. Also, I hope the official Debian and Ubuntu distros pick 
up numpy soon, and perhaps this will speed them along.

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