Debain stable (woody)

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 -
http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/message.php?msg_id=8961454.

JDH

John,

I don't know about your experience with debian, but 'stable' doesn't come with the version needed.

If I build freetype from scratch, pygtk would need to be rebuilt as well as Gtk etc. etc.
I have done this and it isn't a solution. That leaves me with TkAgg, which I don't want.
Wx is not really a solution either, as it is slow and heavy - I have to cater for P3-450Mhz style systems

debian is supposed to solve these issues, but
Unfortunately, I can't see a solution to this problem, other than to wait for testing to be declared stable in three months after three months after three months...

Cheers,
Malte.

John Hunter wrote:

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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.