matplotlib dvipng version error


I am getting an identical error to the error encountered by Charlie Moad
(posted Apr 10, 2006; 08:46am). I am running Python 2.4.4 (#71, Oct 18
2006, 08:34:43) [MSC v.1310 32 bit (Intel)] on win32 with Matplotlib v
0.87.7. my system is:

XP home, SP2 on a Dell XPS600, Dual Core P4 3.40GHz, 1 GB RAM

the error thread is exactly the same:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\Python24\", line 33, in -toplevel-
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 813, in
    return fig.savefig(*args, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 682, in
    self.canvas.print_figure(*args, **kwargs)
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\backends\",
line 456, in print_figure
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\backends\",
line 392, in draw
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 544, in
    for a in self.axes: a.draw(renderer)
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 1063, in
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 561, in draw
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 161, in draw
    if self.label1On: self.label1.draw(renderer)
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 838, in draw
    Text.draw(self, renderer)
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 340, in draw
    bbox, info = self._get_layout(renderer)
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 187, in
    w,h = renderer.get_text_width_height(
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\backends\",
line 239, in get_text_width_height
    texmanager = self.get_texmanager()
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line
413, in get_texmanager
    from matplotlib.texmanager import TexManager
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 61,
in -toplevel-
    class TexManager:
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 83,
in TexManager
    dvipngVersion = get_dvipng_version()
  File "C:\Python24\Lib\site-packages\matplotlib\", line 58,
in get_dvipng_version
    raise RuntimeError('Could not obtain dvipng version')
RuntimeError: Could not obtain dvipng version

I saw in the message thread that a fix was committed, is this universal?

many thanks,


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