installing by mingw32

I tried to install matplotlib from svn (2398) on a system of
WindowsXP, python-2.4.2, numpy-0.9.6r1, MinGW-5.0.2. Even applying the
hack described in,

from pylab import *

caused the error message

the procedure entry point _ctype could not be located in the dynamic
link libary msvcr71.dll

I realized that matplotib relies on the distutils package of numpy
which in turn has its own module and found that
the problem can be cured by commenting out the following lines in

        if sys.version[:3] > '2.3':
            if libraries:
                libraries = ['msvcr71']

Is there any other solution better then modifying two modules of
separate packages?


Géza Groma
Institute of Biophysics
Biological Research Center of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
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