[Python-modules-team] Bug#536985: matplotlib: FTBFS: ld: cannot find -ltk8.5

Lucas Nussbaum lucas at lucas-nussbaum.net
Tue Jul 14 12:46:57 UTC 2009

Package: matplotlib
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa at lists.debian.org
Usertags: qa-ftbfs-20090713 qa-ftbfs
Justification: FTBFS on amd64


During a rebuild of all packages in sid, your package failed to build on

Relevant part:
> g++ -pthread -shared -g -O2 build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.4/src/_tkagg.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.4/CXX/cxxsupport.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.4/CXX/IndirectPythonInterface.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.4/CXX/cxx_extensions.o build/temp.linux-x86_64-2.4/CXX/cxxextensions.o -ltk8.5 -ltcl8.5 -lstdc++ -lm -lfreetype -lz -lstdc++ -lm -o build/lib.linux-x86_64-2.4/matplotlib/backends/_tkagg.so
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ltk8.5
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

The full build log is available from:

A list of current common problems and possible solutions is available at 
http://wiki.debian.org/qa.debian.org/FTBFS . You're welcome to contribute!

About the archive rebuild: The rebuild was done on about 50 AMD64 nodes
of the Grid'5000 platform, using a clean chroot.  Internet was not
accessible from the build systems.

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