while preparing the debian package update for 0.98.5 I went thru a
problem: we remove doc/mpl_data/matplotlibrc because it will be
modified (to change backend (that now is set to MacOSX in the tarball
distributed..?)) and up to now it wasn't used.
Now, doc/make.py fails because of
So, can we use another 'matplotlibrc' file or the one in doc/mpl_data
has something specific to doc and needs to maintained?
The default matplotlibrc file in mpl-data/ is created by setup.py during the
build process. The default backend is selected according to which gui
toolkits are available, and defaults to Agg if no supported toolkit is
available. setup.py only selects the macosx backend if the build is being
performed on a macosx system. The source tarball is apparently prepared on a
Mac, but I dont think it matters that the source dist contains this
platform-specific backend, since the file will be overwritten with more
appropriate settings anyway when you run setup.py build.
It would really be best to not remove the file that is created as a result
of running setup.py build. The mpl documentation suggests users to copy this
file into their ~/.matplotlib/ or wherever if they want to modify the
default properties, and it contains some documentation for each of the
On the other hand, if you are running setup.py build and the resulting
matplotlibrc file still says the default backend is macosx, and you are not
running macosx, and you have configured setup.cfg to set some other default
backend, then it is a bug that needs to be fixed.
Well, what I'm actually asking is: can I use any matplotlibrc file (be
it from any location in the tarball or forged during build process) or
the one in doc/mpl_data has something specific to documentation that
needs to be preserved.
Don't worry, we ship matplotlibrc file (the one built), but I need to
know if that particular one has something ad-hoc for doc.
On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 17:07, Darren Dale <dsdale24@...149...> wrote:
On Sun, Dec 14, 2008 at 8:12 AM, Sandro Tosi <morph@...12...> wrote:
Sandro Tosi (aka morph, Morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi