[Numpy-discussion] ANN: NumPy 1.6.2 release candidate 1

Sandro Tosi matrixhasu at gmail.com
Sat May 12 12:22:38 EDT 2012


On Sat, May 5, 2012 at 8:15 PM, Ralf Gommers
<ralf.gommers at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm pleased to announce the availability of the first release candidate of
> NumPy 1.6.2.  This is a maintenance release. Due to the delay of the NumPy
> 1.7.0, this release contains far more fixes than a regular NumPy bugfix
> release.  It also includes a number of documentation and build improvements.
> Sources and binary installers can be found at
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/numpy/files/NumPy/1.6.2rc1/
> Please test this release and report any issues on the numpy-discussion
> mailing list.
> BLD:   add support for the new X11 directory structure on Ubuntu & co.

We've just discovered that this fix is not enough. Actually the new
directories are due to the "multi-arch" feature of Debian systems,
that allows to install libraries from other (foreign) architectures
than the one the machine is (the classic example, i386 libraries on a
amd64 host).

the fix included to look up in additional directories is currently
only for X11, while for example Debian has fftw3 that's
multi-arch-ified and thus will fail to be detected.

Could this fix be extended to include all other things that are
checked? for reference the bug in Debian is [1]; there was also a
patch[2] in previous versions, that was using gcc to get the
multi-arch paths - you might use as a reference, or to implement
something debian-systems-specific.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=640940
[2] http://anonscm.debian.org/viewvc/python-modules/packages/numpy/trunk/debian/patches/50_search-multiarch-paths.patch?view=markup&pathrev=21168

It would be awesome is such support would end up in 1.6.2 .

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
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