Hi , I can't build matplotlib-0.60.2 under woody.
> woody doesn't come with th latest freetype-dev It has
> version '2.0.9'
> ps And don't tell me not to use woody - our sys admins like
> to have a retro feeling.
There's no need to upgrade the operating system, but you will need to
upgrade freetype. I recommend freetype 2.1.9 - 2.1.7 is required by
matplotlib, but 2.1.9 fixes some bugs.
With debian, a simple
> sudo apt-get install freetype freetype-dev
should do the trick.
If your sysadmins won't do this for you, you can always compile a
version in your home dir.
Have you tried installing matplotlib via debian:
http://matplotlib.sourceforge.net/installing.html#Debian? There was a
recent thread on matplotlib-users regarding the debian apt install -