[Python-apps-team] Bug#499580: Bug#499580: Bug#499580: Bug#499580: mayavi2: please pack a new release (filed instead of crashes in explore())

Yaroslav Halchenko debian at onerussian.com
Fri Oct 3 01:19:17 UTC 2008

> > ** $> python offscreen.py 
> > Failed to initialize TTM buffer manager.  Falling back to classic.
> > ERROR: In /build/buildd/vtk-5.0.4/IO/vtkPNGWriter.cxx, line 220
> > vtkPNGWriter (0x67d0db0): Unable to open file offscreen.png

> > ERROR: In /build/buildd/vtk-5.0.4/IO/vtkImageWriter.cxx, line 506
> > vtkPNGWriter (0x67d0db0): Ran out of disk space; deleting file(s) already written

> This is just a write permission issue (though I have no idea about
> this misleading error message), the offscreen.png file is dumped by
> the offscreen.py script. So try to run it some directory where you
> have write access (say $HOME) instead of /usr/share/doc/...
I am sorry that I was so silly and didn't look at the error msg with any
care -- out of disk space indeed could trigger a thought about
permissions... I copied offscreen.py into /tmp and symlinked data and
everything worked fine... so sorry once again for the noise (although
indeed vtk could be more to the point in their error messages)

> > ** was 'explore' function removed from interactive shell within mayavi2?
do you know anything about this one?

> > I guess I would need to test on some other box to check if that is not a card
> > specific issue.

> I'm also facing some rendering issues. I will check this with upstream
> and get back to you.
Yaroslav Halchenko
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