[Slackbuilds-users] possible matplotlib patch

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo willysr at slackbuilds.org
Thu Jan 10 12:43:19 UTC 2019

> As it looks like the problem is with the wxPython SlackBuild which
> installs version 2.8.x while newer versions of matplotlib require (if
> one wishes to have wxagg) at least 2.9.x. This is something I
> unfortunately overlooked while preparing the matplotlib upgrade. Many
> thanks go to Fellype and Benjamin for their help!
> There is quite some software depending on wxPython and the question is,
> if it would have problems with a 2.9.x version or not? If not, an
> upgrade of the SlackBuild is in my opinion the best solution. If yes,
> then one has the following possibilities:
> a) If wxagg is not needed, then disable it when building matplotlib, I
> will put this as an option in the SlackBuild.
> b) If wxagg is needed, then install wxPython3 in case one uses python2
> or wxPython4 in case of a python3 based install(*). In the first case
> one may consider reinstalling wxPython afterwards.

We do have wxPython3 and wxPython4 in our repository
2.9.x was a development release towards 3.0

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

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