How do I install Matplotlib 0.98 on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron?

sudo apt-get install python-matplotlib
#This only gets matplotlib-0.91

I have tried downloading the matplotlib-0.98.5.2.tar.gz, but it requires an
incredibly large number of prerequisites, and each of the prerequisites
requires prerequisites, and I have now wasted hours on this.

Please help me install matplotlib-0.98 on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. I know
that there is an apt-get package to install matplotlib-0.98 on Ubuntu
Jaunty, but I don't know how to use it on Hardy.

Thanks.

···


View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/How-do-I-install-Matplotlib-0.98-on-Ubuntu-8.04-Hardy-Heron--tp22996008p22996008.html
Sent from the matplotlib - users mailing list archive at Nabble.com.

One of the cool things about Debian-esque distros is you can say:

  apt-get build-dep python-matplotlib

which will install all of the build dependencies for matplotlib. It will download a lot, but if bandwidth/disk space is not an issue, it's nicely automated.

That's one of the first things I do on any new Ubuntu or Debian install -- and then I check out matplotlib from source or SVN and build with no problems.

Cheers,
Mike

bollweevil wrote:

···

sudo apt-get install python-matplotlib
#This only gets matplotlib-0.91

I have tried downloading the matplotlib-0.98.5.2.tar.gz, but it requires an
incredibly large number of prerequisites, and each of the prerequisites
requires prerequisites, and I have now wasted hours on this.

Please help me install matplotlib-0.98 on Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron. I know
that there is an apt-get package to install matplotlib-0.98 on Ubuntu
Jaunty, but I don't know how to use it on Hardy.

Thanks.
  
--
Michael Droettboom
Science Software Branch
Operations and Engineering Division
Space Telescope Science Institute
Operated by AURA for NASA

Thanks for the suggestion. Apt-get build-dep did help a little bit, but it
alone did not solve the problem because the 0.98.5.2 version of Matplotlib
depended on things that were not listed as dependencies for 0.91.1, which is
what apt-get could see from the normal repositories.

A friend ultimately helped work through a couple bugs in a couple of the
dependencies, and then we were able to build and install Matplotlib 0.98.5.2
from the source.

Thanks.

Michael Droettboom-3 wrote:

···

One of the cool things about Debian-esque distros is you can say:

  apt-get build-dep python-matplotlib

which will install all of the build dependencies for matplotlib. It
will download a lot, but if bandwidth/disk space is not an issue, it's
nicely automated.

That's one of the first things I do on any new Ubuntu or Debian install
-- and then I check out matplotlib from source or SVN and build with no
problems.

Cheers,
Mike


View this message in context: http://www.nabble.com/How-do-I-install-Matplotlib-0.98-on-Ubuntu-8.04-Hardy-Heron--tp22996008p23034258.html
Sent from the matplotlib - users mailing list archive at Nabble.com.