ld: cannot find -lgobject-2.0

Dear experts, I am going to install matplotlib (latest cvs)

    > on SuSe 9.1

    > The result of python setup.py build is

    > ld: cannot find -lgobject-2.0

    > locate libgobject gives

    > /opt/gnome/lib/libgobject-2.0.a
    > /opt/gnome/lib/libgobject-2.0.la
    > /opt/gnome/lib/libgobject-2.0.so
    > /opt/gnome/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0
    > /opt/gnome/lib/libgobject-2.0.so.0.200.3

    > What can I do to circumvent the problem ?

matplotlib uses pkg-config in setupext.py to locate the gtk libs,
flags, etc, and it's supposed to work, damn it! I am not sure why it
is failing in your case. I'd be interested to see your output of

  > pkg-config --libs pygtk-2.0
  > pkg-config --libs gtk+-2.0

I think you need to do 2 things

  * add /opt/gnome to your list of base dirs in setupext.py. Is your
    sys.platform 'sunos5'? If so, add it to the sunos5 list in the
    basedir dictionary. Also, please let me know what final settings
    work for you in that file and I can add it to the default config.

  * In setupext.py method add_pygtk_flags, paste in the line


    at or near the top of that function

Hope this helps,