[pymvpa] Error on build step on CentOS

Rico V rico.vel at gmail.com
Sat Nov 24 17:14:48 UTC 2012

Got it to work!

i had to run the following

still cant run make 3rd to import the optional libraries.  not that big 
a deal for my purposes.

Thank you everybody.  Your inquiries got me thinking in the right direction.

Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> sorry for being useless but for me everything worked 'out of the box'
> with centos 6.3 installed in a VM. During installation I have marked it
> as a 'development desktop' so it installed python (2.6), numpy, swig,
> pcre and even git.  so I just
> git clone git://github.com/PyMVPA/PyMVPA
> cd PyMVPA
> make
> and was done no problem.  so you might first try installing pcre (sudo
> yum install pcre) and git I guess... and trying it again
> Cheers,
> On Fri, 23 Nov 2012, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
>> Hi Rico,
>> I have not experienced the wonders of the rebuilt RHEL yet before so
>> can't give a comprehensive answer (installing centos 6.3 in virtualbox
>> atm).  But could you check if you have libpcre  installed?  strange
>> thing is that swig (AFAIK from debian package dependencees) depends on
>> libcpre so on a reasonable system it should get installed automagically
>> when installing wing.
>> to help me out trying to replicate your case -- what was exactly the way
>> you installed numpy and what version?
>> On Wed, 21 Nov 2012, Rico V wrote:
>>> i am trying to build and install PyMVPA locally ON CEnOS.  I
>>> installed the dependent pythong components (numpy, scipy, etc.). I
>>> get the following errors:
>>> make build
>>> /bin/sh: git: command not found
>>> python setup.py config --noisy
>>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>>    File "setup.py", line 12, in ?
>>>      from numpy.distutils.core import setup, Extension
>>> ImportError: No module named numpy.distutils.core
>>> make: *** [build-stamp] Error 1
>>> python setup.py build_ext
>>> running build_ext
>>> running build_src
>>> build_src
>>> building extension "mvpa2.clfs.libsmlrc.smlrc" sources
>>> building extension "mvpa2.clfs.libsvmc._svmc" sources
>>> swig++: mvpa2/clfs/libsvmc/svmc.i
>>> swig -python -I/$HOMElib/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/core/include
>>> -I3rd/libsvm -c++
>>> -I/$HOME/lib/python2.7/site-packages/numpy/core/include -I3rd/libsvm
>>> -o build/src.linux-x86_64-2.7/mvpa2/clfs/libsvmc/svmc_wrap.cpp
>>> -outdir build/src.linux-x86_64-2.7/mvpa2/clfs/libsvmc
>>> mvpa2/clfs/libsvmc/svmc.i
>>> swig: error while loading shared libraries: libpcre.so.1: cannot
>>> open shared object file: No such file or directory
>>> error: command 'swig' failed with exit status 127
>>> I'm at a loss on how to fix it.  If I start up Python2.7 i can
>>> import numpy.disutils.core
>>> any help?
>>> Thank you for your time
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