I upgraded to Fedora Core 3 and hence spent some time
> rebuiding all of the Python modules I use frequently...
Makes you wish for a good python package manager ...
> In order to compile matplotlib, I had to install pycxx as a
> separate package. I noticed that there was a cxx directory
> in the matplotlib tree, but it didn't seem to be using it.
> I got it to compile and it seems to be working. This
> message is just for someone's information to point out the
> dependency, or the fact that the stuff in the cxx directory
> doesn't seem to be satisfying it.
You shouldn't need a separate pycxx - all the cxx requirements ship
with matplotlib, and the paths to them are hardwired in the setup.py
file. Try this ( I know you already got it working but it would be
helpful for me if there is a problem to know the source of it)
1) get a new copy of matplotlib (perhaps you got an incomplete
2) unpack it in a new directory so that you have a clean build tree
3) rm -rf your site-packages/matplotlib tree
4) python setup.py build. If the build fails, please capture the
standard output and standard error from the build process and send
it to me.