Hi, please let me know if this remark is irrelevant: this is
> the third email mentioning that I still have to add one line
> in setupext.py in order for matplotlib to be installed
> without crashing (see below). For some reason this 'bug'
> (if it is one?) is present since many versions and has not
> been solved for me although I have tried to send emails
> regularly regarding this item. Please let me know if this is
> normal or if it is just something not set up right for me.
> ALSO: I posted a request for help on mplot3d twice, but got
> no feedback. Any help is welcome!
mplot3 is not in any official matplotlib version -- it resides in svn
and is awaiting integration. I took a stab at this after your last
email but ran into difficulties. Thus you should consider mplot3d
unsupported until we make a release that includes it.
> thanks in advance, Eric
> P.S.: here is what I have to do everytime I wish to install
> a new version of matplotlib:
> # add one line in setupext.py:
The problem is that this fixes the bug for your system, but is not a
general solution. Other platforms will put their tcl/tk libs in a
different place. So we need a generic solution which will work across
platforms, which is why I haven't committed this. Granted
/usr/include is a standard location, and this would be a good fallback
to try if the current method fails (it fails for you and works for
most -- perhaps some tcl config app is missing on your system?).