The sensitive root folders (like /usr) are hidden from the Finder so
that it's hard for someone that doesn't know about them to
accidentally delete/move something sensitive that's supposed to stay
put. You can get around this easily either with Terminal or Finder
If you're comfortable with Terminal:
-Type "cd /usr/X11R6/lib" (without quotes) and then push ENTER
-Type "ls libfreetype.6.dylib" (without quotes) and push ENTER
-Look at the output. It should spit back "libfreetype.6.dylib" at you.
If it spits back nothing, the file is missing.
If you're not comfortable with Terminal:
-Open a Finder window
-From the menubar, click Go -> Go to Folder...
-Type "/usr/X11R6/lib" (without quotes) and push ENTER
-Look in the list of files yourself to see if the file
libfreeype.6.dylib is there.
Also, for future reference, when getting help on a mailing list, make
sure to hit "Reply-all" instead of just "Reply" so that the
conversation stays on the mailing list and doesn't turn into a private
email correspondence between just you and one other person.
On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 12:25 PM, Katie Thomas <thomask@...1166...> wrote:
Thanks! I don't know how to find the /usr/X11R6/lib folder though. I
searched for it, but I couldn't find it.
On Nov 19, 2008, at 3:10 PM, Joshua Lippai wrote:
It appears that matplotlib is having trouble finding the freetype
dynamic lib in your /usr/X11R6/lib folder when it references it. I'd
check that folder to see if the dylib is there. If it isn't, reinstall
the X11 dev tools. If it is, something is wrong with the dynamic lib
opening, so I'd recommend removing matplotlib from your
folder and doing a fresh build/install.
On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 9:25 AM, Yang Zhang <yanghatespam@...287...> wrote:
Hi, does anybody know why I'm getting this error importing pylab?
Thanks in advance!
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/Users/Kates/Documents/ps11.py", line 9, in <module>
from pylab import *
line 1, in <module>
from matplotlib.pylab import *
line 208, in <module>
from matplotlib import mpl # pulls in most modules
line 3, in <module>
from matplotlib import axis
line 20, in <module>
from font_manager import FontProperties
line 40, in <module>
from matplotlib import ft2font
2): Library not loaded: /usr/X11R6/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib
Reason: image not found
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