How do I compile NumPy on Linux?

Janne Sinkkonen janne at
Thu Nov 11 13:04:01 CET 1999

William Park <parkw at> writes:

> On Thu, Nov 11, 1999 at 09:38:45AM +0100, Sandro Ferrari wrote:
> > I downloaded the LLNLDistribution.tgz file and followed the installation
> > instruction:
> > cd Numerical
> > ./
> > but I get the message:
> > make: No such file or directory
> > make: *** No rule to make target `'.  Stop.
> > make: *** No targets.  Stop.
> > In the documentation isn't mentioned anything about it.
> > Any help?
> > thanks
> > Sandro
> This was long time ago.  But, from my memory, I did
>     python
>     python
> So, check the *.py files whether this should be.

It's identical to what he tried. I guess that he either has an
incomplete Numeric package (unlikely) or that
/usr/lib/python1.5/config/ or an equivalent is
missing. I don't know whether the config directory is provided by the
python RPM or by the python-devel RPM, but the config directory _was_
missing from a Python 1.5.2. RPM which I installed some months ago
(all this assumes he uses RedHat). A suitable combination of RPMs or
installing from sources fixes this problem.


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