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Fix numpy.distutils to find atlas BLAS on Ubuntu

As per discussion here:
numpy.distutils was failing to find BLAS on my Ubuntu 11.04 system.

The problem is that _check_libs looks for libraries in several
directories, and it turns out that the "atlas" library was found in
both /usr/lib64/atlas-base *and* in /usr/lib64, which confused
_check_libs into thinking that it couldn't be found at all.

With this fix, scipy now builds against numpy master for me.
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1 parent ebffab2 commit 3f45eaa310b0ead7270d56697018173dc4b7daad @njsmith njsmith committed with charris May 16, 2012
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  1. +10 −3 numpy/distutils/
@@ -665,9 +665,16 @@ def _check_libs(self, lib_dirs, libs, opt_libs, exts):
found_libs, found_dirs = [], []
for dir_ in lib_dirs:
found_libs1 = self._lib_list(dir_, libs, exts)
- if found_libs1:
- found_libs.extend(found_libs1)
- found_dirs.append(dir_)
+ # It's possible that we'll find the same library in multiple
+ # directories. It's also possible that we'll find some
+ # libraries on in directory, and some in another. So the
+ # obvious thing would be to use a set instead of a list, but I
+ # don't know if preserving order matters (does it?).
+ for found_lib in found_libs1:
+ if found_lib not in found_libs:
+ found_libs.append(found_lib)
+ if dir_ not in found_dirs:
+ found_dirs.append(dir_)
found_libs = self._lib_list(lib_dirs, libs, exts)
found_dirs = [lib_dirs]

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