hi! i've problems installing matplotlib under debian with
> packages provided at mentors.debian.net.
These are not the /etc/apt/sources.list lines we suggest in the
installation page at http://matplotlib.sf.net/installing.html in the
"Debian" section. Please follow those instructions instead.
What debian variant/version are you using?
It is annoying that the packages an mentors are stale and broken, but
I believe the packages linked to on the installing page are reasonably
current and actually work.