Today (December 5th 2007) was released the first version of the ScaLAPACK installer (version 0.9).
It is available at http://www.netlib.org/scalapack/.
The ScaLAPACK installer is a set of python scripts developed to ease the installation of the ScaLAPACK library.
It can automatically download, configure and compile the ScaLAPACK including all its dependencies that are BLAS, LAPACK and BLACS libraries.
All it needs is the mpi C and FORTRAN compilers mpicc and mpif77 (note that the names of these compilers may be different than mpicc and mpif77 on some systems).
More information available here: http://www.netlib.org/scalapack/scalapack_installer_0.9/README.
Please note that this is an alpha version and, even if it has been tested on a wide set of systems, may not work. In case you encounter a problem, your feedback would be greatly appreaciated and would be very useful to improve the quality of this installer.
Please submit your complaints and suggestions to scalapack @ cs.utk.edu or here on the forum.
Alfredo, Julien and Julie