We need "just works" binary installers for all platforms.
| Debian || Ondrej Certik
| Fedora || David Cournapeau
| SuSE || David Cournapeau
| Ubuntu || Andrew Straw
ashigabou repository (FC 5, 6 and 7, opensuse 10.2)
I (DavidCournapeau?) have packaged the last released of numpy, scipy as well as lapack and blas dependencies for Fedora Core 5, 6 and 7 and opensuse 10.2. Those BLAS and LAPACK packages are complete, and do not have the bugs contained in the official packages from those distributions: if you want to compile numpy and scipy, I strongly advise you to use those packages instead of the "official" ones, which are often unusable. The repository is there:
also packaged timers and testers for blas and lapack, which can be useful if you intend to compile special optimized versions of BLAS/LAPACK (eg GOTO or ATLAS). You can also find the package lapack3-pic, which can be used to build a complete LAPACK with ATLAS: it is a static version, but as it is built with the -fPIC compiler flag, it can be used to build python extensions; this is particularly useful for x86_64 arch.