trouble installing matplotlib - syslibroot: multiply specified

Alf P. Steinbach alfps at
Mon Feb 15 12:20:10 CET 2010

* katrine:
> Hope you guys don't mind a question about building matplotlib from a
> biologist who wants to learn how to use python.
> I am trying to install matplotlib on my mac with OS X 10.4.11, using
> python 2.6.4 and Xcode 2.2.1. I have had a few fights with freetype
> and Tkinter, and I think I've got those worked out. I have configured
> and installed numpy, freetype, zlib, and libpng. But I am still
> getting an error about multiply specified syslibroot  - does this make
> sense to anyone?

Don't know if this will help, but I just googled "syslibroot", and it coughed up 
the following discussion:


Quoting from that thread: "Try not setting LDFLAGS.  Passing -isysroot to gcc 
might cause it to pass -isyslibroot to the linker if you're using gcc to link."


- Alf

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