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I'm trying to install numpy but I get a weird error. Using:

[username@webXXX python3.3]$ easy_install-3.3 numpy

The code runs for a bit and looks like its working, but in the end I get this error:

unable to execute _configtest: Permission denied
warning: manifest_maker: standard file 'setup.py' not found

and then:

ImportError: No module named 'numpy'

Any thoughts?

asked 13 Sep '13, 14:56

joestox
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There are a couple of problems:

  • The installation is trying to execute a script from the system /tmp directory, but it fails because we don't allow execution from /tmp.
  • We don't have dev headers installed for Python 3.3, so you can't install libraries that depend on them.

I've asked our system admins to look into making the headers available, but there's no timetable for that.

If you can use Python 3.2, then you can work around the tmp issue by making a local tmp directory prior to installing the module, eg:

mkdir ~/tmp
export TMPDIR=~/tmp
mkdir ~/lib/python3.2
easy_install-3.2 numpy

Hope that helps! Please let us know if you need anything else.

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answered 13 Sep '13, 18:20

seanf
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