Problems with pip install numpy - RuntimeError: Broken toolchain: cannot link a simple C program

I'm trying to install numpy (and scipy and matplotlib) into a virturalenv.

I keep getting these errors though:

    RuntimeError: Broken toolchain: cannot link a simple C program

    ----------------------------------------
    Cleaning up...
    Command python setup.py egg_info failed with error code 1

I have the command line tools for xcode installed

    $ which gcc
    /usr/bin/gcc
    $ which cc
    /usr/bin/cc

I'm on Mac OSX 10.9 Using a brew installed python

Edit
Yes, trying to install with pip.
The whole traceback is huge (>400 lines)

Here is a section of it:

    C compiler: cc -fno-strict-aliasing -fno-common -dynamic -arch x86_64 -arch i386 -g -Os -pipe -fno-common -fno-strict-aliasing -fwrapv -mno-fused-madd -DENABLE_DTRACE -DMACOSX -DNDEBUG -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -Wshorten-64-to-32 -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -Os -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -DENABLE_DTRACE -arch x86_64 -arch i386 -pipe



    compile options: '-Inumpy/core/src/private -Inumpy/core/src -Inumpy/core -Inumpy/core/src/npymath -Inumpy/core/src/multiarray -Inumpy/core/src/umath -Inumpy/core/src/npysort -Inumpy/core/include -I/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/include/python2.7 -c'

    cc: _configtest.c

    clang: error: unknown argument: '-mno-fused-madd' [-Wunused-command-line-argument-hard-error-in-future]

    clang: note: this will be a hard error (cannot be downgraded to a warning) in the future

    clang: error: unknown argument: '-mno-fused-madd' [-Wunused-command-line-argument-hard-error-in-future]

    clang: note: this will be a hard error (cannot be downgraded to a warning) in the future

    failure.

    removing: _configtest.c _configtest.o

    Traceback (most recent call last):

      File "<string>", line 17, in <module>

      File "/Users/bdhammel/Documents/research_programming/julia_env/build/numpy/setup.py", line 192, in <module>

        setup_package()

      File "/Users/bdhammel/Documents/research_programming/julia_env/build/numpy/setup.py", line 185, in setup_package

        configuration=configuration )

      File "/Users/bdhammel/Documents/research_programming/julia_env/build/numpy/numpy/distutils/core.py", line 169, in setup

        return old_setup(**new_attr)

      File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/distutils/core.py", line 152, in setup

        dist.run_commands()

      File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/distutils/dist.py", line 953, in run_commands

        self.run_command(cmd)

      File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/distutils/dist.py", line 972, in run_command

        cmd_obj.run()

      File "/Users/bdhammel/Documents/research_programming/julia_env/build/numpy/numpy/distutils/command/egg_info.py", line 10, in run

        self.run_command("build_src")

      File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/distutils/cmd.py", line 326, in run_command

        self.distribution.run_command(command)

      File "/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/python2.7/distutils/dist.py", line 972, in run_command

        cmd_obj.run()

      File "/Users/bdhammel/Documents/research_programming/julia_env/build/numpy/numpy/distutils/command/build_src.py", line 153, in run

        self.build_sources()

      File "/Users/bdhammel/Documents/research_programming/julia_env/build/numpy/numpy/distutils/command/build_src.py", line 164, in build_sources

        self.build_library_sources(*libname_info)

      File "/Users/bdhammel/Documents/research_programming/julia_env/build/numpy/numpy/distutils/command/build_src.py", line 299, in build_library_sources

        sources = self.generate_sources(sources, (lib_name, build_info))

      File "/Users/bdhammel/Documents/research_programming/julia_env/build/numpy/numpy/distutils/command/build_src.py", line 386, in generate_sources

        source = func(extension, build_dir)

      File "numpy/core/setup.py", line 674, in get_mathlib_info

        raise RuntimeError("Broken toolchain: cannot link a simple C program")

    RuntimeError: Broken toolchain: cannot link a simple C program

While it's ugly, it appears to work

    sudo ARCHFLAGS=-Wno-error=unused-command-line-argument-hard-error-in-future pip install --upgrade numpy

Note that if you are getting this error for a package other than numpy, (such as lxml) specify that package name instead of numpy at the end of the commnd.

I saw a similar issue someone was having with installing a gem

Ruby Gem install Json fails on Mavericks and Xcode 5.1 - unknown argument: '-multiply_definedsuppress'

This is only a temporary fix, at some point the compiler options will have to be fixed

From: stackoverflow.com/q/22388519

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