OK, I spoke a little too soon last time. I reinstalled it tonight and looked a little closer. Essentially all of the regular files under
.../site-packages/matplotlib/... and its subdirectories have permissions similar to
not just the mpl-data subdir, and I guess they should be something like
Also, I looked into why I couldn't chmod; apparently our "labadmin" account wasn't given permission to chmod or chown anybody else's files, so I need to talk to our IT guy about that.
This might actually be the closest explanation and diagnosis that I have seen on this issue. However, I >am curious why the labadmin account could not chmod those files? Also, how do the permissions of >those files compare to the permissions of everything else? Why is it that the behavior is different for >those files compared to the python modules themselves?