[Numpy-discussion] [ANN]New numpy, scipy and atlas rpms for FC 5, 6 and 7 and openSUSE (with 64 bits arch support)

Eike Welk eike.welk at gmx.net
Thu Jun 28 16:27:35 EDT 2007

On Sunday 24 June 2007 13:05, David Cournapeau wrote:
> Hi there,
>     After quite some pain, I finally managed to build a LAPACK +
> ATLAS rpm useful for  numpy and scipy. Read the following if you

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> and lapack. I would like to hear people complains. If people want
> other distributions supported by the opensuse build system (such as
> mandriva), I would like to hear it too.

I tried your repository 
with two machines running openSUSE 10.2: 
1. AMD Athlon desktop
2. Pentium-M laptop. 

The repository works with Yast (installation program). 
The prebuilt packages work on both machines. They especially work with 
matplotlib from the http://repos.opensuse.org/science/ repository. (I 
didn't try timers and testers.)

Building Atlas succeeds on the Pentium-M (2). On the Athlon (1) the 
sanity checks fail. 

The resulting Atlas RPM is missing two links:
/usr/lib/atlas/sse2/libblas.so.3   -> /usr/lib/atlas/sse2/libblas.so.3.0
/usr/lib/atlas/sse2/liblapack.so.3 -> /usr/lib/atlas/sse2/liblapack.so.3.0

When I try your one line examples, I see a nine times speedup with 

Thank you for your efforts! You provide an easy way to install Atlas 
on Suse for the first time.


I still think you should contribute to the 
http://repos.opensuse.org/science/ repository. Then this quite 
comprehensive repository would get decent Blas and Atlas too.

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