John Seales <praxbaffle@...32...> writes:
I'm using Mac os 10.4.11. Python is included in mac os.
The error messages refer to Python 2.6:
> ImportError: dlopen(/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/site-packages/matplotlib/ft2font.so, 2): Library not loaded: /usr/X11R6/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib
> Referenced from: /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.6/lib/python2.6/site-packages/matplotlib/ft2font.so
If you are somehow using this with the system Python, it's no wonder
that you are having problems. I think OS X 10.4 includes Python 2.3 or
at most 2.4 - version 10.5 has Python 2.5. But perhaps you have
installed some other version of Python - one way to test what you are
using is to look at where Python gets its modules:
Python 2.5.2 (r252:60911, Feb 22 2008, 07:57:53)
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5363)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
<module 'os' from '/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.5/lib/python2.5/os.pyc'>
(So I am using something else than the system-supplied Python, whose
os.pyc file is under /System/Library.)
Some distributions of Python for OS X are mentioned here:
Matplotlib I installed from a precompiled version.
Is this the version from Sourceforge, or somewhere else?
Anyway, the library linking problems sound a lot like you are using
software that was not compiled for your version of OS X - I guess most
developers have upgraded to Leopard quite some time ago, so they would
not notice if something breaks on older releases.
The larger question is, which versions of OS X should be supported by
the binary packages? The ReadMe.txt bundled with the MacPython 2.6.2
This package will install MacPython 2.6.2 for Mac OS X
10.3 or later for the following
architecture(s): i386, ppc.
So Python itself supports Panther and newer, and I think the compiler
flags used by Python are inherited by extensions - but if there is
something other than just compiler flags to worry about, someone would
have to have an installation of the target version of OS X to test on.
Jouni K. Sepp�nen