[osgeo4w-dev] [osgeo4w] #526: python can't import matplotlib, matplotlib.pth is missing

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Thu Apr 6 07:16:54 PDT 2017

#526: python can't import matplotlib, matplotlib.pth is missing
Reporter:  muellea            |       Owner:  osgeo4w-dev@…
    Type:  defect             |      Status:  new
Priority:  trivial            |   Component:  Package
 Version:                     |  Resolution:
Keywords:  python matplotlib  |

Comment (by muellea):

 jef, first: thank you for your quick response! You are right, checked it
 twice, i had a muddle.

 But in my special case, i now realized that there are at least two
 packages that contain a file "easy_install.pth": setuptools and
 matplotlib. I don't know how this works while importing something else,
 but matplotlibs "path" is part of the file - so i think i was close ;-).
 Therefore, if you install setuptools after matplotlib, the former
 easy_install.pth is overwritten and matplotlib can't be imported anymore!

Ticket URL: <https://trac.osgeo.org/osgeo4w/ticket/526#comment:2>
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