Installation issue

Ok, so I have upgraded gcc to 3.4.4 and built Numeric and Matplotlib with
it. Both install fine. However, when I try to import the pylab interface, I
get the following traceback:

import pylab

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.3/site-packages/", line 1, in ?
    from matplotlib.pylab import *
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/", line
198, in ?
    from axes import Axes, PolarAxes
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/", line 14,
in ?
    from axis import XAxis, YAxis
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/", line 25,
in ?
    from font_manager import FontProperties
  File "/usr/local/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/",
line 39, in ?
    from matplotlib import ft2font
ImportError: /usr/local/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/
undefined symbol: FT_Get_PS_Font_Info

To me it sounds like there is an issue with the Freetype library. Any idea
what I can do about that?

Appreciate your help.



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Von: "Sascha" <saschagl@...380...>
An: <>
Betreff: Re: [Matplotlib-users] Installation issue
Datum: Fri, 29 Jul 2005 17:13:36 +0200

> That's very good bet -- 2.95 is *really old*. It looks like it may
> not be properly handling wide characters. I don't think there is
> anything we can do on our end about this one. Can you upgrade your
> compiler?

Well, it's an old server box of my faculty at the university. I'll see
I can do about it.

Thanks for your advice.


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