Just to let you know: Since I am not the only one having trouble with mathplotlib and pygtk 2.3.97, I send the message below to the pygtk mailing list.
I have a problem when compiling matplotlib, which uses pygtk. I have
already posted this question on their mailing list, and there one more
person having the same problem. But as it seems it might be an error in
This was my error report:
I have tried using matplotlib with pygtk 2.2 and everything worked
fine. But when I try to compile matplotlib (0.62.4) with the newest
version of pygtk, pygtk-2.3.96, I get the error included below.
I have updated pygtk to 2.3.97 but the problem persists. The
corresponding source line looks quite normal to me.
The function argument 'const char* typename' seems to cause the trouble,
which seems rather strange. Maybe it is a problem with gcc (I am using
3.3.4) ? If it is not, please tell me. It might be a bug in the agg
code, which is used by matplotlib.
I hope you can help to solve this problem,
building 'matplotlib.backends._gtkagg' extension
gcc -pthread -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -O3 -march=i486 -mcpu=i686 -fPIC -I/u
sr/local/include -I/usr/include -Isrc -Iagg2/include -I. -I/usr/local/include -I
/usr/include -I/usr/local/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/freetype2 -Isrc/freet
ype2 -Iagg2/include/freetype2 -I./freetype2 -I/usr/local/include/freetype2 -I/us
r/include/freetype2 -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/include -I/usr/include/pygtk-2.0
-I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/u
sr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/X1
1R6/include -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0
/include -I/usr/include/python2.3 -c src/_gtkagg.cpp -o build/temp.linux-i686-2.
In file included from /usr/include/python2.3/Python.h:8,
/usr/include/python2.3/pyconfig.h:850:1: warning: "_POSIX_C_SOURCE" redefined
In file included from /usr/include/string.h:26,
/usr/include/features.h:131:1: warning: this is the location of the previous def
In file included from src/_gtkagg.cpp:8:
/usr/include/pygtk-2.0/pygobject.h:124: error: parse error before `typename'
/usr/include/pygtk-2.0/pygobject.h:131: error: parse error before `typename'
error: command 'gcc' failed with exit status 1