[Matplotlib-users] Re: [Pythonmac-SIG] Compiling matplotlib on OS-X without Fink

Chris Barker Chris.Barker at noaa.gov
Wed Feb 2 01:28:59 CET 2005

Larry Meyn wrote:
> An alternative way to get freetype, libpng and zlib for OS X is to use  
> the  the  i-Installer (http://ii2.sourceforge.net/) distribution  
> application.  It is primarily for TeX on OS X, but it provides several  
> other useful binaries for OS X.

Thanks larry. I've used that for TeX, which is probably where I got 
zlib. However, somehow I found it to be a real pain to use, I don't 
really remember why.

It's too bad that Apple hasn't provided an officially sanctioned package 
manger for this kind of thing. It's really a mess with Fink, 
DarwinPorts, Portage, i-Installer, etc. Oh well, at least we can get 
this stuff working, I wouldn't have even tried with the old MacOS.


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