[Pythonmac-SIG] How do I make a binary matplotlib distribution on OS-X?

Chris Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Wed Feb 2 01:04:47 CET 2005

Hi all,

See my previous message about building matplotlib on OS-X. Now that I've 
done that, I need to give it to some of my coworkers that don't have the 
dev tools installed, and are aghast at the idea of typing ./configure; 
make, make install.

So, how do I make a binary distro? I know I can get distutils to do it, 
but it won't included the needed extra libs:


It seems I have three options:

1) Just give them a tarball of the compiled libs, ready to be dropped 
into /usr/local (I don't like that option, what If I clobber something?)

2) Somehow put the libs inside the matplotlib distro

3) Statically link those libs into the matplotlib extensions

I have no idea how to do 2 or 3, but could probably figure it out.

What do folks suggest? Any pointers?

Also, what's up with the Packman databases? I think I saw a note from 
Bob saying he isn't maintaining his. Jack, are you maintaining yours? If 
either of these is being maintained, how would I get matplotlib into it?


Christopher Barker, Ph.D.
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