I have been unable to build/install Matplotlib 1.0.0 on a 64-bit Ubuntu
10.04 system for Python 2.6.5. The build process starts ok, but after
sometime the following message
is displayed and the build comes to a halt. I looked in this folder and
it is empty. Note, I need vers. 1.0.0 since the previous version
(0.99.1.2) that is available with the Synaptic Package Manager, does
not contain some modules that I need for my applications.
Any suggestions would be appreciated — I do need Matplotlib 1.0.0 on
my Ubuntu 10.04 system.
I just tried building the most recent version of matplotlib on a 64-bit
Ubuntu 10.04 system and the build proceeded without any errors. As
shown on the installation instructions page
(), ensure that
you have installed ipython, numpy, libpng and freetype. You should
also have the package build-essential on your system. Then, I think
that you should run the following commands:
python setup.py build
sudo python setup.py install
Since /usr/local/lib is a system directory, perhaps the problem is due
to permissions required to write to this directory?