John Hunter wrote:
>>>>>>"Eugen" == Eugen Wintersberger <eugen.wintersberger@...> writes:
> Eugen> Hi there I have a problem with matplotlib (0.8) and IPython
> Eugen> (0.6.15) on a Debian 3.1 system together with the GTK
> Eugen> interface. Ipython crashes when one tries to make a simple
> Eugen> plot. This is quite strange since I changes from a former
> Eugen> setup with ipython (0.6.13) to iptyon (0.6.15) to use the
> Eugen> GTK interface and it worked quite well. It seems that
> Eugen> maybe changing from Debian testing to stable maybe messed
> Eugen> up the setup. Has anyone an idea where the problem
> Eugen> described below comes from.
> I took a quick look over your strace and didn't see anything obviou.
> You might want to bring this up with the debian maintainer, because I
> have never seen this error before and so it may not be a matplotlib
> problem per se.
I also had a look, and on first guess I'd venture it's a GTK bug. All the
internal errors seem to be related to GTK font handling and interactions with
X11. It certainly doesn't look like anything caused by matplotlib (and since
ipython is pure python, it can't cause segfaults by itself).