[SciPy-user] Installation problems Mac OS X 10.4.7

Helmut Strey streycats at gmail.com
Sat Sep 16 19:51:34 CDT 2006


I have been trying to install the SciPy Superpack for Python.  I used
MacPython2.4. When I try to import pylab the following error message
appears:

helmut-streys-imac-g5:~ hstrey$ python
Python 2.4.3 (#1, Apr  7 2006, 10:54:33)
[GCC 4.0.1 (Apple Computer, Inc. build 5250)] on darwin
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> from pylab import *
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/pylab.py",
line 1, in ?
    from matplotlib.pylab import *
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/matplotlib/pylab.py",
line 200, in ?
    from axes import Axes, PolarAxes
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/matplotlib/axes.py",
line 15, in ?
    from axis import XAxis, YAxis
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/matplotlib/axis.py",
line 25, in ?
    from font_manager import FontProperties
  File "/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/matplotlib/font_manager.py",
line 39, in ?
    from matplotlib import ft2font
ImportError: Failure linking new module:
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/matplotlib/ft2font.so:
Library not loaded: /usr/local/lib/libfreetype.6.dylib
  Referenced from:
/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/matplotlib/ft2font.so
  Reason: image not found
>>>

It seems that the package expects libfreetype6.dylib in
/usr/local/lib. I found it in /usr/X11R6/lib.  I tried to create a
symbolic link but then it says that the compiler versions dont match.
What should I do?

Everything else works.

Thanks

Helmut Strey


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