Crash on OS X 10.4.7 with Univ. Python 2.4.3 and Tk frontend

Hi,

I've been building matplotlib 0.87.7 on a 10.4.7 OS X system, with Universal Python 2.4.3 from pythonmac.org. I've been following instructions at

http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=36901627

to create a universal library, downloading and compiling my own libpng and libfreetype. I don't have GTK or wxPython, so the backend is Tk by default.

Matplotlib will crash on show() [a white window will briefly show, and then disappear] as in

import pylab
pylab.plot([1,2,3])
pylab.show()

with

alloc: invalid block: 0xabc3fc9c: 9b 8 0
Abort trap

I think I'm using the "system" Tk (but how to check?)

Any input welcome... I suppose I could get other backends, but I would be interested in figuring this out with Tk.

Michele

Please keep posting your experiences.
At work I'm about to spend my first ever time on a Mac,
and I expected this to be a blessing,
but such reports worry me!

Thanks,
Alan Isaac

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On Thu, 26 Oct 2006, Michele Vallisneri apparently wrote:

I've been building matplotlib 0.87.7 on a 10.4.7 OS X system, with
Universal Python 2.4.3 from pythonmac.org. I've been following
instructions at
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=36901627