[Matplotlib-devel] [Wheel-builders] Manylinux external library test case - matplotlib, tk

Olivier Grisel olivier.grisel at ensta.org
Wed May 4 03:40:17 EDT 2016

2016-05-03 22:47 GMT+02:00 Matthew Brett <matthew.brett at gmail.com>:
> On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 5:35 AM, Olivier Grisel <olivier.grisel at ensta.org> wrote:
>>> I tested it with:
>>> import matplotlib
>>> matplotlib.use('PyQt5')
>> Typo, this was supposed to read:
>> matplotlib.use('Qt5Agg')
> Meanwhile, I tried removing (patchelf --remove-needed) the
> requirements of _tkagg.so on the vendored libtk, libtcl, and added
> back the requirement (patch --add-needed) on general `libtk.so' and
> 'libtcl.so'.  This removed the segfault and allowed me to display
> `plt.range(10)'.  I suppose then, that the tk / tcl ABI that we are
> using is relatively stable across versions 8.4 (on the docker image)
> and 8.6 (on Debian sid).
> Worth experimenting with this - or too much of a hack?
> Is there a way to add libraries to ignore, in `auditwheel repair` ?

It sounds reasonable to add this feature as a CLI option to me.

Also maybe we could decide to amend PEP 513 to add libtk.so and
libtcl.so to the system provided white-list as they are direct
dependencies for Python via tkinter which is part of the standard

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