git_revision issues with scipy/numpy/matplotlib

Stephen Webb sdavis.webb at
Sat Jul 7 07:47:56 CEST 2012

I installed py27-numpy / scipy / matplotlib using macports, and it ran without failing.

When I run Python I get the following error:

$>> which python


$>> python

Python 2.7.3 (v2.7.3:70274d53c1dd, Apr  9 2012, 20:52:43) 
[GCC 4.2.1 (Apple Inc. build 5666) (dot 3)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import numpy
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/", line 128, in <module>
    from version import git_revision as __git_revision__
ImportError: cannot import name git_revision

I get the same error for all three packages. Is this a MacPorts issue or a different issue?

I am running OS X 10.6 with the Intel Core i5 architecture. At one point I thought this was a 64-bit versus 32-bit issue, viz.:

>>> import platform
>>> platform.architecture()
('64bit', '')

but I would have thought the MacPorts install would have resolved that.

Any help would be appreciated.



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