axes labels not centered!?


I have an issue that's really driving me crazy. I reported this for various recent mpl versions and I really hope someone has any hint as to what might cause this:

Some time ago I installed (Debian sarge) the mpl 0.82 .debs
(by placing deb packages/ in my
/etc/apt/sources.list) .

Now I wanted to make a "clean" install of the recent mpl (svn 0.87.1). So what I did was deinstalling the debs

  dpkg -l | grep matplotlib
  dpkg -P <all mpl packages>

and then removing everything else left which is related to mpl:

  locate matplotlib
  rm -r <stuff>

After that I installed 0.87.1 as usual (python build/install).

Now testing my fresh install

  ipython -pylab

I found the xlabel not centered but on the leftmost side of the axis.

My current "workarround" is to install the 0.82 debs *first* and the recent version (from source) afterwards *without* deinstalling the 0.82 packages. If I do this the problem goes away!?

Is 0.82 writing some (config) files that 0.87.1 should not read but
does? Thanks for any hint.



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