mpl 0.90.1 segmentation fault

Hi, when I run the simple_plot.py script in the mpl FAQ I get a seg fault as follows:

[emason@…1759… ~]$ python simple_plot.py --verbose-helpful
matplotlib data path /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/matplotlib/mpl-data

$HOME=/home/emason
CONFIGDIR=/home/emason/.matplotlib
loaded rc file /home/emason/.matplotlib/matplotlibrc
matplotlib version 0.90.1
verbose.level helpful
interactive is True
units is False
platform is linux2

numerix numpy 1.0.3.1
LazyValue::init_type
Value::init_type
BinOp::init_type
Point::init_type
Interval::init_type
Bbox::init_type
Func::init_type
FuncXY::init_type
Transformation::init_type
SeparableTransformation::init_type
NonseparableTransformation::init_type
Affine::init_type
init_ns_transforms
Glyph::init_type
FT2Font::init_type
font search path [’/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/matplotlib/mpl-data/fonts/ttf’, ‘/usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages/matplotlib/mpl-data/fonts/afm’]

loaded ttfcache file /home/emason/.matplotlib/ttffont.cache
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_point
Point::Point
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_value

_transforms_module::new_point
Point::Point
_transforms_module::new_bbox
Bbox::Bbox
init_ns_image
Image::init_type
_transforms_module::new_value
Value::~Value
init_ns_backend_agg
backend TkAgg version 8.4
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_point
Point::Point
LazyValue::number
BinOp::BinOp
LazyValue::number
BinOp::BinOp
_transforms_module::new_point
Point::Point
_transforms_module::new_bbox
Bbox::Bbox
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_value

_transforms_module::new_point
Point::Point
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_point
Point::Point
_transforms_module::new_bbox
Bbox::Bbox
_transforms_module::new_func

_transforms_module::new_func
_transforms_module::new_separable_transformation
BBoxTransformation::BBoxTransformation
SeparableTransformation::SeparableTransformation
Bbox::get_bounds
Bbox::get_bounds
Interval::Interval
Interval::~Interval
Bbox::get_bounds
Value::get
Value::get
RendererAgg::RendererAgg
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_point
Point::Point

_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_point
Point::Point
_transforms_module::new_bbox
Bbox::Bbox
SeparableTransformation::eval_scalars
Transformation::seq_xy_tups

SeparableTransformation::operator
SeparableTransformation::operator
SeparableTransformation::operator
SeparableTransformation::operator
RendererAgg::draw_polygon
GCAgg::GCAgg
GCAgg::points_to_pixels
GCAgg::get_color
GCAgg::antialiased
GCAgg::_set_linecap
GCAgg::_set_joinstyle
GCAgg::_set_dashes
GCAgg::_set_clip_rectangle
GCAgg::_set_clip_path
RendererAgg::_get_rgba_face
RendererAgg::rgb_to_color

RendererAgg::set_clipbox_rasterizer
RendererAgg::set_clipbox_rasterizer done
RendererAgg::draw_polygon DONE
Segmentation fault
[emason@…1759… ~]$

I also find that simply importing pylab leads to a long list of output:

[emason@…1759… ~]$ python
Python 2.5 (r25:51908, May 7 2007, 13:29:29)
[GCC 4.1.2 20070302 (prerelease) (4.1.2-1mdv2007.1)] on linux2
Type “help”, “copyright”, “credits” or “license” for more information.

import pylab
LazyValue::init_type
Value::init_type
BinOp::init_type
Point::init_type
Interval::init_type
Bbox::init_type
Func::init_type
FuncXY::init_type

Transformation::init_type
SeparableTransformation::init_type
NonseparableTransformation::init_type
Affine::init_type
init_ns_transforms
Glyph::init_type
FT2Font::init_type
_transforms_module::new_value

_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_point
Point::Point
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_value
_transforms_module::new_point
Point::Point
_transforms_module::new_bbox

Bbox::Bbox
init_ns_image
Image::init_type
_transforms_module::new_value
Value::~Value
init_ns_backend_agg

I have removed the /build and /site-packages/matplotlib dirs and reinstalled mpl a number of times but the result is the same each time. Can anybody help with this?

Thanks, Evan