due to some requests came lately, I decided to upload the "temp"
Debian package for 0.98.5.2.
They are available at . If you're using an amd64 architecture, then
you can take all those python-matplotlib*.deb and "sudo dpkg -i
....deb" them, if you're using another architecture, then (needs
devscripts, build-essential installed):
dget -x http://people.debian.org/~morph/matplotlib_0.98.5.2-1.dsc
debuild -us -uc
At this stage, the command will fails because there are some missing
packages needed to build mpl. They are listed, so take them and
"aptitude install <package list>". You need both unstable and
experimental repository in your /etc/apt/sources.list. Reiterate this
process until the building proceeds.
After a while (30mins ~ 1.5h) you'll have in .. the deb files to
install on your machine.
The building "guidelines" above are not complete, as it can't be in
this email; in case of problem, reply to the lists, so other can
leverage the replies.