[Python-modules-team] Bug#696170: ipython-notebook: ipython notebook --pylab failes without intelligent error message

Daniel Maier nusse at teamidiot.de
Mon Dec 17 13:51:57 UTC 2012

Package: ipython-notebook
Version: 0.13.1-2
Severity: minor

Dear Maintainer,

starting ipython notebook --pylab failes with

> [IPKernelApp] GUI event loop or pylab initialization failed

in the console when first using matplotlib tools when python-matplotlib
is not installed while the web interface only gives

> NameError: name 'plot' is not defined

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.7.0 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages ipython-notebook depends on:
ii  ipython                  0.13.1-2
ii  ipython-notebook-common  0.13.1-2
ii  python                   2.7.3~rc2-1
ii  python-tornado           2.3-2
ii  python-zmq               2.2.0-1

ipython-notebook recommends no packages.

ipython-notebook suggests no packages.

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