problem importing ft2font

I'm trying to run the first example in the tutorial but am

    > running into an import problem:

    > cannot import name ft2font

I haven't seen this one before. Are you using matplotlib-0.53
(released today?)

My first guess is you have two python's installed and are installing
to one and running the other. I installed and tested the lastest
matplotlib on a redhat 7.1 machine so I don't see any problems with
your OS.

After upgrading to 0.53, you can make sure you are actually using it

    mother:~/tmp/matplotlib-0.53/examples> python
    Python 2.3 (#1, Aug 29 2003, 12:14:15)
    [GCC 3.2.2] on linux2
    Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
    Welcome to rlcompleter2 0.95
    for nice experiences hit <tab> multiple times
    >>> import matplotlib
    >>> matplotlib.version

If this doesn't help, let me know what

  > ldd /d2/gerry/local/ActivePython-2.3/lib/python2.3/site-packages/matplotlib/


John Hunter