[Python-modules-team] Bug#518150: Bug#518150: python-matplotlib-doc: matplotlib 'user_interfaces' wx examples don't work

Sandro Tosi morph at debian.org
Fri Mar 13 18:31:46 UTC 2009

Hi Giacomo,
sorry for the delay.

On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 08:48, Giacomo Boffi <giacomo.boffi at polimi.it> wrote:
> Sandro Tosi writes:
>                    about --- from wx import * ---
>  > Mh, there is no reasons why "from <module> import *" should not work,
>  > and indeed there is a bug already reported about it: #488532
> i have googled around, it seems that this problem was repeatedly
> reported to distributions and upstream, but never resolved
> the usual upstream reply is sort of
>          "from * import *" is bad practice anyway,
>          please do "import wx"
>                     about --- import wx.aui ---
>  > This is because the default python wrapper on your machine is v2.6, on
>  > 2.8 that module is present:
> i had both the 2.6 and the 2.8 wrappers, both automatically installed,
> and apparently python finds first the older one
> after i removed 2.6 and its reverse dependencies, the example file n.5
> works OK, python finding the wx.aui module
> in summary, i think that my bug is upstream, either in wxpython or in
> matplotlib

The problem was that matplotlib requires wx2.8, but on debian when
both 2.6 and 2.8 are installed, 2.6 is chosed. I sent a patch upstream
to convert to "import wx" together with a way to choose wx2.8 (using

> i understand that "from wx import *" should work, but it seems that
> it's not going to work anytime soon

with wx2.8 it works as expected.

> may i suggest that you, speaking as the debian mantainer, could report
> to matplotlib developers the opportunity of modifying all the wx
> examples that do the "wrong" thing when importing wx? they are

That's what the patch I forged do. I attached here too, just in case
you want to look at and apply it locally.

Anyhow, I don't plan an upload to just fix these examples, so this bug
will be fixed when upstream will release a new version.

Sandro Tosi (aka morph, morpheus, matrixhasu)
My website: http://matrixhasu.altervista.org/
Me at Debian: http://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi
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