Problem installing matplotlib 1.3.1 with Python 2.7.6 and 3.3.3 (release candidate 1)

Piet van Oostrum piet at vanoostrum.org
Mon Nov 4 02:15:51 CET 2013


Hello,

I tried to install matplotlib 1.3.1 on the release candidates of Python 2.7.6 and 3.3.3.
I am on Mac OS X 10.6.8.
Although the installation gave no problems, there is a problem with Tcl/Tk.

The new Pythons have their own embedded Tcl/Tk, but when installing matplotlib it links to the Frameworks version of Tcl and TK, not to the embedded version. This causes confusion when importing matplotlib.pyplot:

objc[70648]: Class TKApplication is implemented in both /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/libtk8.5.dylib and /Library/Frameworks/Tk.framework/Versions/8.5/Tk. One of the two will be used. Which one is undefined.
objc[70648]: Class TKMenu is implemented in both /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/libtk8.5.dylib and /Library/Frameworks/Tk.framework/Versions/8.5/Tk. One of the two will be used. Which one is undefined.
objc[70648]: Class TKContentView is implemented in both /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/libtk8.5.dylib and /Library/Frameworks/Tk.framework/Versions/8.5/Tk. One of the two will be used. Which one is undefined.
objc[70648]: Class TKWindow is implemented in both /Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/lib/libtk8.5.dylib and /Library/Frameworks/Tk.framework/Versions/8.5/Tk. One of the two will be used. Which one is undefined.

And then later it gives a lot of error messages.

So I think it should be linked to the embedded version. For this the matplotlib setupext.py should be adapted to find out if there is an embedded Tcl/Tk in the Python installation and set the link parameters accordingly. However, the installed Python versions (from the DMG's) do not contain the Tcl/Tk header files, only the shared library and the tcl files. So I thing the distributed Python should also include the Tcl/Tk header files.
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