NumPy, SciPy, universal builds, and default fortran compiler for scientific ports

Bryan Blackburn blb at
Thu Jun 17 12:33:17 PDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 02:12:08PM -0500, Adam Mercer said:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 10:48, Joshua Root <jmr at> wrote:
> > I don't know why anyone would need a universal scipy or numpy. Do they
> > have any dependents that only build for a particular arch? It might be
> > best to just mark all the dependents as non-universal too.
> I agree, but I think one problem is that NumPy uses the same compiler
> flags as were used to build Python (at least that used to be the
> case), so if Python was built universally so was NumPy - not sure if
> this is still the case...

You might be interested in ticket #24802:


With that, -arch shouldn't be kept around for module builds.


> > It's high time this happened. There has been no movement on these
> > tickets, so maintainer timeout is going to be invoked.
> Thanks for doing this, you're right it's past time this was done.
> Cheers
> Adam

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