matplotlib Redhat 9.0 install problems

add_base_flags(module) before the call to

    > ext_modules.append(module) in both the Numeric and numarray
    > sections. Ditto for the build_contour function in

    > BTW A new identical problem appeared which was easily fixed
    > by doing the same thing to the build_contour function.

Which is why I said "Ditto for the build_contour function in" <wink>

Glad it helped -- thanks for the report and persevering!