[Matplotlib-users] Matplotlib, Python 3.5.0 and RHEL 5

Derek Wallace Derek.Wallace at synopsys.com
Tue Dec 1 08:25:37 EST 2015

Hi Michael,
They made a mess of it and its exactly as you suggest; mixed up binaries.

From: Michael Droettboom [mailto:mdroettboom at continuum.io]
Sent: 01 December 2015 13:24
To: Derek Wallace
Cc: matplotlib-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Matplotlib-users] Matplotlib, Python 3.5.0 and RHEL 5

Did they build from source? There error message suggests they took binaries built on one Linux distro and are running it on another, which wouldn't work.  I see no reason why it wouldn't run on RHEL5 though, assuming they are already upgrading Python from the stock package, which is sounds like they are.  If you can get info about how it was downloaded, built and installed, that might shed some more light.


On Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 3:13 AM, Derek Wallace <Derek.Wallace at synopsys.com<mailto:Derek.Wallace at synopsys.com>> wrote:
IT are trying to install matplot lib (1.5.0) for Python 3.5.0.
They have it working on RHEL6 machines and claim it doesn’t/cant/wont work on RHEL 5 machines.

I don’t have specific information from them why or what made them come to that conclusion.
However when I try running I get the following.

$ /depot/Python-3.5.0/bin/python
Python 3.5.0 (default, Oct 15 2015, 22:50:34)
[GCC 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-48)] on linux
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> import matplotlib
>>> print(matplotlib.__version__)
>>> import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/depot/Python-3.5.0/lib/python3.5/site-packages/matplotlib/pyplot.py", line 29, in <module>
    import matplotlib.colorbar
  File "/depot/Python-3.5.0/lib/python3.5/site-packages/matplotlib/colorbar.py", line 32, in <module>
    import matplotlib.artist as martist
  File "/depot/Python-3.5.0/lib/python3.5/site-packages/matplotlib/artist.py", line 14, in <module>
    from .transforms import (Bbox, IdentityTransform, TransformedBbox,
  File "/depot/Python-3.5.0/lib/python3.5/site-packages/matplotlib/transforms.py", line 39, in <module>
    from matplotlib._path import (affine_transform, count_bboxes_overlapping_bbox,
ImportError: /depot/Python-3.5.0/lib/python3.5/site-packages/matplotlib/_path.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so<http://path.cpython-35m-x86_64-linux-gnu.so>: ELF file OS ABI invalid

Can anyone tell me if RHEL 5.x is supported or not?
Can anyone throw any light on the above error message.


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